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Six Month Jail for Insulting Bahrain King on Twitter

Categories: Bahrain, Middle East & North Africa, Advocacy, Free Expression, Law, Legal Threats

One of four Twitter users, detained [1] in Bahrain and reportedly charged [2] with insulting the country's king, was sentenced to six months in prison today.

Bahraini lawyer Mohammed Abdulameer tweets [ar]:

@wastilawyeR [3]: One of those accused of insulting the King of Bahrain was sentenced by the Criminal Court to six months imprisonment and the confiscation of his laptop and telephone, which were tools in his crime