Qatar: Poet’s 15 year prison sentence upheld

Qatar’s Supreme Court last month upheld a 15-year prison sentence handed to poet Mohammed Al-Ajami for reciting a poem in support of the Arab uprisings on Youtube. The was reported by The Art Newspaper on 7 November 2013.

Al-Ajami

Al-Ajami, 37, a married father of four children, was a third-year literature student at Cairo University when he was arrested in Qatar in November 2011. A year later, after a trial marred by irregularities, the Criminal Court in Doha found him guilty of incitement to overthrow the Emir and condemned him to life in prison — a sentence reduced to 15 years on appeal.

See on www.theartnewspaper.com



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