Senior Muslim Brotherhood member headed to prison for criticizing UAE

By REUTERS
February 15, 2015 11:06

AMMAN - A Jordanian security court sentenced a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader to 18 months in prison on Sunday for criticizing 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 criticized 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.


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