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Trial starts in UAE for 94 charged in coup plot

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A Muslim Brotherhood supporter stands in front of a banner with partial translation of Arabic writing that reads, "what did the Egyptians do in order to arrest them? freedom for the honorable men," during an ongoing protest in front of the UAE embassy in January in Cairo, Egypt. On Monday 94 people went on trial in the United Arab Emirates on charges of trying to overthrow the government, the latest in a growing crackdown in the Gulf nation against perceived political or security threats inspired by the Arab Spring uprisings.

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Ninety-four people in the United Arab Emirates pleaded not guilty to charges of trying to overthrow the government on Monday, with several telling the court that they had been beaten and feared for their life while in custody, relatives told The Associated Press.
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