Qatar Upholds 15-year Sentence for Poet Muhammad al-Ajami

via Arabic Literature (in English) by mlynxqualey Bad news Monday from Qatar’s Court of Cassation: Poet Mohamed al-Ajami’s 15-year prison term was upheld as final. Al-Ajami’s lawyer, Najib al-Naimi,  told media outlets that al-Ajami’s only remaining option was to appeal to the Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, for clemency. Al-Naimi told AFP that “I hope the emir will grant him an amnesty.” Reuters reported that the court’s decision had … Read more Qatar Upholds 15-year Sentence for Poet Muhammad al-Ajami