Asian labourers work at the construction site of a new track for the Dubai Metro, on May 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO/MARWAN NAAMANI
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Human Rights Watch hit out at the United Arab Emirates for preventing it from holding a news conference Thursday to release a report criticizing rights violations in the Gulf state.The New York-based watchdog said it had booked a room a month ago at a Dubai hotel for Thursday's news conference, during which it was to release its 2014 report on rights abuses in the UAE.On Tuesday, a top UAE court jailed a group of 30 Emiratis and Egyptians to terms ranging from three months to five years for forming a Muslim Brotherhood cell.HRW also accused the UAE of failing to improve the rights of migrant workers.
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