[QODLink]
Middle East

Qatar poet final verdict expected in February

Final appeal for Qatari poet facing life sentence expected in February.
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2013 15:29

A court in Qatar has heard an appeal to overturn a life sentence for a Qatari poet.

Mohammed al Ajami was sentenced for incitement against the ruling system.

But his lawyer says he is hopeful that Ajami will be clear of any crime.

A final verdict is expected on February 25.

Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports from Doha.

56

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
Report on child sex abuse in British Asian community highlights issues that may affect the entire nation.
Taliban makes quick gains in Afghanistan with little opposition from Afghan army as US withdrawal begins.
Analysts say China moving back toward 1950s-era public trials aimed at shaming and intimidation.
Record numbers of migrants have made harrowing sea journeys to Italy and Greece this year.
In Vietnam, 40 percent of all pregnancies are terminated each year, a rate that health officials are hoping to reduce.
join our mailing list