Bahrain: Woman sentenced to one year in jail for offending Islam

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The Lower Criminal Court sentenced today a female defendant to a non-suspended one year in jail after convicting her of offending Islam and denigrating its rituals.

The Public Prosecution received a notification from the Anti-cyber Crime Directorate about detecting an account on the social networking website, Twitter, in which its owner posted tweets offending Islam and disdaining its rituals. The Public Prosecution launched an investigation into the incident and interrogated the defendant who admitted to the charges levelled at her.

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The Public Prosecution ordered to remand her in custody pending investigation and refer her to the court which issued its afore-mentioned verdict.

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