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Jordan: Further Information: Yemeni Teenager "Not Guilty" Over Speech Charges: Tujan al-Bukhaiti

, Index number: MDE 16/3386/2020

On 28 July 2020, the Jordanian criminal court deemed Tujan al-Bukhaiti, “not guilty” over charges of “blasphemy” and “insulting religious feelings” in relation to her social media posts. Tujan had been on trial over a lengthy period of eight months after the Jordanian Cybercrime Unit filed a complaint against her Facebook posts discussing religious and cultural issues.