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UAE authorities expel a Mauritanian poet after sharing a poem criticising the Mauritanian president

Authorities in the UAE have deported the Mauritanian poet Abulallah Weld Buna to his country after sharing a poem criticising the Mauritanian president, according to family sources.

The poet, who was living in the UAE over the past three years, was arrested on December 10 by Emirati security officials and deported to his country last Thursday.

Weld Buna’s family expressed deep concern over the fate of their son especially that his whereabouts remain unknown till the time of writing.

UAE authorities have earlier deported a number of Mauritanian activists over their rights activism.

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