Thursday, 16 May 2013

Bahrain sentences Twitter users to prison

Bahrain sentences Twitter users to prison - Middle East - Al Jazeera English: "A Bahraini court has sentenced six Twitter users to one year in prison for allegedly insulting King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, according to the public prosecutor's office. The six were charged by the lower criminal court with "misusing the right of free expression," the government statement, which was posted online, said on Wednesday. The six Twitter users were accused of writing remarks "undermining the values and traditions of Bahrain's society towards the king on Twitter", according to the statement, which did not identify the people who were accused." 'via Blog this'

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