ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – The United Arab Emirates says a man arrested for an outburst in a mosque that a rights group says was in support of the Egypt and Tunisia protests has not had his rights taken away.
Last week, London-based Amnesty International said he was detained for speaking out in support of the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia during Friday prayers Feb. 4 and was being denied visits.
A statement on the state-run WAM news agency Sunday says Hassan Mohammed al-Hammadi has access to his attorney and family members.
The UAE said the man violated the "norms" of mosque worship by grabbing the microphone from the imam.
It gave no further details, but the UAE strictly limits public protests.