Tougher UAE Internet dissent law shuts door to free speech – HRW

The United Arab Emirates has “effectively closed the country’s remaining forum for free speech” with a decree issued earlier this month that tightened the law on online dissent, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.The U.S.-allied UAE, a Gulf trading and tourism hub and big oil producer, has not seen the serious unrest that has toppled four Arab heads of state since early last year. But it has shown little tolerance of open dissent, and more than 60 members of an Islamist group have been detained since the start of the year.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/11/28/uk-emirates-cybercrime-rights-idUKBRE8AR16N20121128

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