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Report: UAE appeals court upholds 10-year jail sentence against activist

DUBAI- A United Arab Emirates appeals court upheld a 10-year jail sentence against prominent pro-democracy activist Ahmed Mansoor on charges of criticizing the Emirati government on social media, two sources familiar with the case said on Monday.
The court also confirmed a fine of 1 million dirhams($270,000) against Mansour, the sources said. Mansoor, an electrical engineer and poet, was arrested in March 2017 and sentenced in May 2018.
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