A 49-year-old Emirati historian was charged in the Court of First Instance for inciting hatred and discrimination. According to public prosecution records, the researcher wrote a letter to a religious charity entity with content that could provoke discrimination and prompt hatred speech.
An Emirati advocacy and legal consultancy office owner said: “The accused presented a 25-page letter to the religious entity which was written and signed in the name of the defendant. He later posted it on social media. In that memo, he incited people of his community to form an opposition front against that entity council. He raised political affairs in the region and sectorial disputes. He talked about some kind of persecution”.
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