Jordan Hands Senior Islamist 18 Months for Criticizing UAE

February 15, 2015 12:03 PM

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A lawyer says Jordan's state security court has sentenced a top official in the Muslim Brotherhood to 18 months in prison, after he criticized the United Arab Emirates, an ally of the kingdom.

Zaki Bani Ersheid, No. 2 in the Jordanian branch of the region-wide Brotherhood, was arrested in November after criticizing the UAE for labeling the movement a terrorist group.

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