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Ex-MP sentenced for defaming symbol of Shi’ite sect

Bahrain News
Thu, 19 Apr 2018




A FORMER MP has been sentenced to three months in jail for defaming a symbol of the Shi’ite sect.
Mohammed Khalid was found guilty by the Lower Criminal Court yesterday after he posted a defamatory comment on Twitter. “The defendant was found guilty of defamation over a tweet he posted on his Twitter account,” stated the court ruling.
The defendant has been released on BD300 bail pending the outcome of his appeal at the High Criminal Appeals Court.

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