From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Man will face charge for threatening state security
Monday 12 March 2012
Dubai‘s public prosecutor announced today that a man who was detained for incitement last week will face charges of threatening state security.
Essam al-Humaidan deemed that Saleh al-Dhafairi’s comments on recent uprisings elsewhere in the Middle East he had posted to his Twitter account “endangered the interests and security” of the United Arab Emirates.
Mr Dhafairi is also accused of “using religion to incite” rebellion.
Five activists who signed an online petition calling for democratic reforms were convicted of anti-state crimes in November and jailed for up to three years.
UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahayan later pardoned them.
Exclusive: UAE detains foreign NGO workers: here.
US citizen Yonas Fikre claimed on Wednesday that he was detained in the United Arab Emirates last year and tortured by FBI agents: here.