Man Sentenced To Prison For Wreckless Tweeting

Musab Shamsah was arrested in May and charged in line with article 111 of the emirate’s penal code, which prohibits mocking religion.

He was also accused of violating the 2012 National Unity Law, which criminalises publishing and broadcasting content that could be deemed offensive to religious “sects” or groups, and of misusing his mobile phone to disseminate objectionable comments.

Mr Shamsah’s lawyer Khalil Ghulam said he had pleaded not guilty to all the charges, arguing that prosecutors had misinterpreted his tweet, which pertained to Shia and Sunni theological differences and made a reference to the Prophet’s grandsons.

BBC Reports

How many of you would be crying on Lock Up Raw, if you had to take responsibility for going HAM on twitter?