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The story: Former UN human rights commissioner Mary Robinson has called on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to free activist Ahmed Mansoor four years after his jailing for criticizing Emirati authorities. Separately, a British court has found that the Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ordered the hacking of his ex-wife’s phone during divorce custody proceedings. The rights-focused media coverage comes as Dubai is promoting tolerance at the world expo.
The coverage: On Oct. 6, Reuters Gulf correspondent Alexander Cornwell tweeted that former UN commissioner Mary Robinson “call[ed] on the UAE to immediately release pro-democracy campaigner Ahmed Mansoor"...
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