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Man arrested for sectarian post on Twitter
06 : 51 PM - 09/10/2016
Manama, Oct. 9 (BNA): The General Director of Anti-corruption and Economic and Electronic Security announced the arrest of a man suspected of posting a tweet containing defamatory statements against a particular sect in Bahrain. The arrest comes as part of an effort to reduce sectarian language on social media.
The General Director said Article 309 of the penal code law states: “A punishment for a period not exceeding one year or a fine not exceeding BD 100 shall be given to any person who commits an offence by any method of expression against one of the recognized religious sects or ridicules the rituals thereof.” He said legal proceedings are being taken to refer the case to the Public Prosecution.


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