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    Zaki Bani Rushaid, the deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan, has been sentenced to 18 months behind bars.

    A Jordanian security court has sentenced a Muslim Brotherhood leader to 18 months in prison for slamming the United Arab Emirates (UAE) via the social media, sources said.

    The court found Zaki Bani Rushaid guilty of souring ties with a foreign country.

    Rushaid, the deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan, had repeatedly blamed the UAE for describing the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group.

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