10 October 2007

Stories from 10 October 2007

Jordan: sending emails and writing online poems can send you to prison!

  10 October 2007

Yesterday (October 9, 2007), Ahmad Oweidi al-Abbadi, the 62-year-old former parliamentarian and leader of the Jordanian National Movement, was sentenced to two years in prison for “undermining state dignity”, “sending false news through emails” and “illegally distributing leaflets.” Ahmad Oweidi al-Abbadi was arrested on May 3, 2007, for accusing the...

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