UAE: Jordanian Taysir Najjar Sentenced to 3yrs in Prison, JOD100k Fine

Jordanian journalist Taysir Najjar - (Archives)
Jordanian journalist Taysir Najjar - (Archives)

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AMMAN —AlGhad— An Emirati courthouse today, Wednesday, sentenced Jordanian journalist Taysir Najjar to 3 years in prison, a fine of AED500 thousand, approximately JOD100 thousand, and exile from the United Arab Emirates, after he was found guilty of insult state figureheads.

Notably, Najjar was detained December last year, over a Facebook post back in 2014 criticising the Emirati position on the war on Gaza, according to his wife, Majidah Hourani.