· August, 2009

Stories about Pakistan from August, 2009

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Pakistan: Funny SMS's may land Pakistanis in for a fourteen year prison sentence

  2 August 2009

Pakistans' Minister of Interior Rehman Malik recently announced a 14 year prison sentence for anyone found propagating SMS and emails ridiculing or making fun of the present Pakistani leadership and its elected government officials. The statement issued by the Ministry of Interior actually referenced the Cyber Crime Act of 2009 which apparently may subject the violators to at least 14 years behind bars.

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