UAE 'coup' plot

Old Mar 4th 2013, 4:20 pm
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94 Emiratis , including prominent human rights lawyers.

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94 Emiratis , including prominent human rights lawyers.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21628072
they won't be trying that again, and it gives out a stern message to those who are thinking about it.
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Can safely say they are ****ed.
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they won't be trying that again, and it gives out a stern message to those who are thinking about it.
But what exactly were they trying? What evidence is there and who will get to see it and form a view? Is this secret process likely to give them a fair trial? Criticising the form and style of government is equated to insulting the leaders. Unfortunately in that scenario mad-eyed mullahs can present themselves as the peoples' champions. How can progress ever be achieved?
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But what exactly were they trying? What evidence is there and who will get to see it and form a view? Is this secret process likely to give them a fair trial? Criticising the form and style of government is equated to insulting the leaders. Unfortunately in that scenario mad-eyed mullahs can present themselves as the peoples' champions. How can progress ever be achieved?
Some of them were on twitter they were arrested months ago, it is against the Law to form groups to try and instigate a coup. But I agree with how can there be progress, I personally have no issues with the Maktoums running this country, but apparently a lot of Emirati's do.
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Some of them were on twitter they were arrested months ago, it is against the Law to form groups to try and instigate a coup. But I agree with how can there be progress, I personally have no issues with the Maktoums running this country, but apparently a lot of Emirati's do.
Is being on Twitter a crime? Simply advocating a different form of government is not plotting a coup. And that seems to be the basis of the accusations here - though we don't know that for sure because of course everything is being done in secret and we have to trust that the completely unelected and unimpeachable government is acting in the best interests of the country and the people (whoever they are). Of course the Al Islah/Brotherhood angle is being thrown in to ensure they don't garner any sympathy from the west. Maybe they are terrorists and coup plotters, maybe they aren't but we will never know for sure.
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Is being on Twitter a crime? Simply advocating a different form of government is not plotting a coup. And that seems to be the basis of the accusations here - though we don't know that for sure because of course everything is being done in secret and we have to trust that the completely unelected and unimpeachable government is acting in the best interests of the country and the people (whoever they are). Of course the Al Islah/Brotherhood angle is being thrown in to ensure they don't garner any sympathy from the west. Maybe they are terrorists and coup plotters, maybe they aren't but we will never know for sure.
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Is being on Twitter a crime?
It should be a crime, then again it's the adult equivalent of a mobile for a baby's cot so its probably not a bad thing.Keeps 'em occupied and easily identifiable
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Some of them were on twitter they were arrested months ago, it is against the Law to form groups to try and instigate a coup. But I agree with how can there be progress, I personally have no issues with the Maktoums running this country, but apparently a lot of Emirati's do.
**** me...twitter is not real life
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Some of them were on twitter they were arrested months ago, it is against the Law to form groups to try and instigate a coup. But I agree with how can there be progress, I personally have no issues with the Maktoums running this country, but apparently a lot of Emirati's do.
I'm fairly sure that it's the al Nahyans who run this country...or at least pay for it.
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I'm fairly sure that it's the al Nahyans who run this country...or at least pay for it.
More specifically the Bu Fatima faction of the Nahyans....
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they won't be trying that again, and it gives out a stern message to those who are thinking about it.
What an utterly ridiculous statement
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More specifically the Bu Fatima faction of the Nahyans....
Just as baba Zayed intended
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