Qatari Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani addresses the opening of the high-level segment of the annual U.N. climate talks in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

Life In Jail For Poet Who Dared Insult Qatari Leader

A Qatar court sentenced a poet to life imprisonment on Thursday for insulting the nation’s ruler. The move has fuelled fears over the wealthy nation’s commitment to freedom of expression as world leaders, including two UK ministers, fly into Doha this weekend for climate change talks. Human rights organisations including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have expressed concern […]