Tuesday, July 10, 2012

News at Eleven: [Hammoud] Rashedi was sentenced to six months

in prison for defamation and Ali al-Muqbali, Mahmoud al-Rawahi and poet Hamad al-Kharusi to a year in jail each for violating information technology law as well, according to the state news agency ONA.

Lawyer Yaqoub al-Harithi said Rawahi had also been charged with "incitement for gatherings".

from Egypt Independent via Reuters: Oman sentences writer, poet, for defaming sultan


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