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Jordanian journalist to be brought to court today

The Jordanian journalist detained since Dec 2015 for his Facebook comments, is scheduled to appear today Wednesday the 1st of February 2017 before the Abu Dhabi Appeal Court.

Tayseer was recently charged with “offending the state” during the first trial hearing held on January 18, his wife Majida Hourani revealed.

He was arrested on December 13, 2015 without informing him of the charges.

Since then, he was put on trial for three Facebook posts in which he criticized Egypt, Israel, and gulf countries, the last of which was published on his arrest day.

Al-Najjar’s detention and potential prosecution for the exercise of free speech is a violation of fundamental human rights.

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