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Youth sent to jail for promoting Daesh in Bahrain

The case was reported this year by the cyber crime unit after observing tweets that could promote violence and sectarianism.



By Our Correspondent

Published: Thu 11 Jun 2015, 10:16 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:08 PM

Manama - A Bahraini court has sentenced an Arab youth to one-year in jail followed by deportation for promoting the extremist Daesh group and hatred against a sect through social media. He was also fined BD2,000.

President of the Terror Crime Prosecution Advocate-General Ahmed Al Hammadi said on Tuesday that the 18-year-old convict was charged by the public prosecution with promoting acts tantamount to a crime for terror purpose, explicitly offending a recognised sect and holding their religious rituals in contempt by promoting an extremist organisation on social networking sites.

The case was reported this year by the cyber crime unit after observing tweets that could promote violence and sectarianism. Investigation led to identification of the boy who lived with his family and studied at a university in Bahrain.

The Interior Ministry had issued a warning last year that locals who promote extremism and encourage youth to travel to war-zones will face jail terms, while expats will face imprisonment and deportation.

shamada@kaleejtimes.com 


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