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UAE arrests prominent activist for ‘incitement’ on social media

SHARJAH: The United Arab Emirates arrested political activist Ahmed Mansoor on charges of spreading sectarianism and hatred on social media, state news agency WAM reported on Tuesday, in a move criticized by rights groups. Mansoor, an electrical engineer and poet, had used social media "to publish false information and rumors as well as promoting (a) sectarian and hate-incited agenda," WAM quoted the public prosecutor on Tuesday as saying. His posts "harm national unity and social harmony and damage the country's…