Jailed Qatari poet to appeal life sentence | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Accused of calling for the overthrow of the Qatari government, Muhammad al-Ajami to appeal his life sentence.....

After his arrest in 2011, al-Ajami was charged for encouraging the overthrow of the government of Qatar, accusing the Emir of misusing the county's constitution and for criticising the country's crown prince.

Among other things, al-Ajemi was accused of writing and spreading a poem about the Tunisian uprising in which he allegedly wrote: "... we are all Tunisians in the face of repressive elites", his lawyer told Al Jazeera. ....