April 10, 2011

Ahmed Mansour Arrested

Dubai, Blogger and voting rights activist Ahmed Mansour has been arrested in connection with a criminal case, police confirmed today.

Lt Gen Dahi Khalfan Tamim, the Dubai Police chief, said the arrest was made in the emirate based on a request from the UAE attorney general.

“We were asked by the Federal Public prosecution to arrest him in connection with a criminal case and the case has been referred to him,” he said.

However, Lt Gen Tamim did not disclose the nature of the charge, saying the details of the case are with the UAE attorney general.

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