Six jailed for offending Oman sultan on FacebookJuly 18th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, July 18 (IANS/AKI) Six people, including a woman, have been sentenced to a year in prison for offending Oman’s monarch Sultan Qaboos Bin Said on social networking website Facebook.
Satellite TV station al-Maiadin said a Muscat court convicted the six of “offending the sultanate and breaking electronic information law” by posting comments on the website.
The six people were also ordered to pay a fine.
A lawyer for the defendants said they have lodged an appeal against their sentences.
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