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UAE: Imprisoned Jordanian journalist faces serious health condition

We have just learned that the health condition of Jordanian journalist Tayseer Al-Najjar,held  in Al-Rezin prison in the UAE, has seriousely deteriorated.

Tayseer Al-najjar is being denied medical treatment by UAE prison authorities despite being in agonising pain as he suffers from  Kidney failure, chronic pain in his eyes, and severe bones pains.

On 15 March, a United Arab Emirates court sentenced Jordanian journalist Tayseer al-Najjar to three years in jail and fined him 500,000 dirhams (about 136,000 US dollars) for insulting the state in a Facebook post he published in 2014 while he was still living in Jordan.

A petition was launched,earlier, by Jordanian activists calling upon the  UAE to release  Al-Najjar who was convicted solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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