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Businessman gets three years jail term for threatening to kill judge

Bahrain News
Thu, 18 Jan 2018
By Noor Zahra


MANAMA: A Bahraini businessman has been jailed for three years for threatening to kill a High Civil Court judge on social media.

The 52-year-old was found guilty of insulting the judge by the Lower Criminal Court yesterday (jan17).

He was convicted based on 27 defamatory and threatening posts he made on Twitter.

The defendant, who owns an electrical appliance company, had taken to social media to vent his frustration after the High Civil Court judge ordered him to pay one of his employee’s BD402.

He had been taken to court by the Asian employee for non-payment of wages.

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