Life sentence for reciting a poem

According to RootsAction.org, Qatari poet Mohamed Ibn Al Ajami was sentenced to prison for life for reciting a poem praising the uprising in Tunisia.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_al-Ajami

There is an international effort of poets and other artists to petition the Qatari government to release him.  This link takes you to a petition demanding his release.  

 

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