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Mohammed al-AjamiA poet wrote a poem, set words to paper. His recital was posted on public media and now Mohammed al-Ajami  has been sentenced to life in prison. All of this because he wrote a poem that caused the emir of Qatar to get his robes in a bunch. So they had a trial in Qatar for the poet, who wasn’t permitted to attend and had three government poetry experts from the ministries of culture and education testify that the poem was offensive to the emir and the government of Qatar. (Government experts and poetry don’t seem to be likely companions).Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

This is the Qatar that is going to hold free and open parliamentary elections in 2013, that runs the cable network Al-Jazeera that reports on human rights violations. Al-Ajami wrote a poem, Tunisian Jasmine that was found to insult Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and inciting to overthrow the ruling system…

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