Jordan: sending emails and writing online poems can send you to prison!

[More on GV Advocacy…] Ahmad Oweidi al-Abbadi, the 62-year-old former parliamentarian and leader of the Jordanian National Movement, was sentenced to two years in prison for “undermining state dignity”, “sending false news through emails” and “illegally distributing leaflets.”

Mohammed Al-Zohairi, or “Al Qaeda Poet” , has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for writing and publishing poems on Jihadi websites praising Al Qaeda leader Osama Ben Laden.

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