Bahrain: Five Bahraini men sentenced to jail for Tweets

Bahrain: Five Bahraini men sentenced to jail for Tweets

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Index Number: MDE 11/016/2013
Date Published: 16 May 2013
Categories: Bahrain

Five Bahraini men, including a lawyer, were sentenced to one year’s imprisonment by the Manama Lower Criminal Court on 15 May for allegedly insulting the King of Bahrain in messages posted on Twitter. They may be prisoners of conscience.


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