Jordan jails Brotherhood leader for 'harming' UAE ties

Brotherhood spokesman Murad al-Adailah told AA the trial was "political"; senior leader sentenced to 18 months jail

Jordan jails Brotherhood leader for 'harming' UAE ties

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Jordanian security court sentenced a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader to a year and five months in prison on Sunday for criticising the United Arab Emirates on social media, a judicial source said.

The court found politician Zaki Bani Rushaid guilty of souring ties with a foreign country. Rushaid, the deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan, had criticised the UAE for designating the pan-Islamic movement as a terrorist group.

Rushaid was arrested in November after writing that the UAE's rulers lacked popular legitimacy and served Israeli interests by playing a leading role in a crackdown on political Islam

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