Jordan sentences senior Brotherhood leader to 1.5 years in jail

A Jordanian security court sentenced a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader to a year and six months in prison on Sunday for criticising the United Arab Emirates on social media, a judicial source said. The court found politician Zaki Bani Rushaid guilty of souring ties with a foreign country. Rushaid, the deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan, had criticised the UAE for designating the pan-Islamic movement as a terrorist group. Rushaid was arrested in November after writing that the UAE’s rulers lacked popular legitimacy and served Israeli interests by playing a leading role in a crackdown on political Islam.

via ynetnews.com

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