New Law Makes ‘Offending’ Bahrain King Punishable By Up to 7 Years in Prison

Bahrain pro-democracy demo in the capital Manama

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RT on Feb 4, 2014

If you don’t think much of the King of Bahrain, maybe it’s better to keep it to yourself – or else you could face 7 years in prison, thanks to some new laws to defend the monarchy. Previously, the punishment was a few days in jail, but now, any Twitter post, Facebook comment or casual disparaging word could land you a hefty term. For more RT talks to Rodney Shakespeare, Chair of the Committee Against Torture in Bahrain. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/xweqti

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3 responses to “New Law Makes ‘Offending’ Bahrain King Punishable By Up to 7 Years in Prison

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  3. Who the hell do these people think they are? What does the Koran say about such behavior? The US, the world-wide ‘defender’ of human rights certainly is keeping quiet – would not want to offend the Arabs and have oil cut off.

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