UAE Criticizes Amnesty Report on Dissent Crackdown

November 19, 2014 4:09 PM

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UAE Criticizes Amnesty Report on Dissent Crackdown

The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday criticized a new Amnesty International report as "one-sided" and "inaccurate" for describing the country's arrest and prosecution of more than 100 people as an "unprecedented clampdown on dissent."

Amnesty said in its nearly 80-page report released Tuesday that activists who called for reform in 2011 were subjected to ill-treatment and torture. It said confessions made under duress were then used as evidence in "unfair" trials. The report included responses from the UAE government.

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