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Bahrain Court Overturns Activist’s Twitter Sentence

A Bahrain court has overturned activist Nabeel Rajab’s three month conviction. And his crime? Tweeting.
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Bahrain Activist Sentenced To Three Months In Jail For Tweeting Insults

Charged with tweeting insulting comments about the Prime Minister, a Bahrain activist has been sentenced to three months behind bars.
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Kuwaiti Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Jail Because Of Mohammad Tweets

A 26-year-old Kuwaiti man has been sentenced to ten years in prison for tweeting insults about the Prophet Mohammad and Saudi Arabia and Bahrain rulers.
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Indonesian Minister Says Twitter Offenders May Face Up To 7-12 Years In Jail

The Communications and Information Minister of Indonesia has said that anyone found tweeting content that violates the law could face between 7 and 12 years in prison.
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South Korean Man Thrown In Jail For Retweeting The North

Amnesty International is urging South Korea to release a man they have in custody. And his crime? Retweeting their Northern enemy.
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Man Freed After 3 Months In Jail For Tweeting

Back in June, we wrote about Nasser Abdul, a Kuwaiti man who was both sued and detained for disparaging tweets he sent against the Baharain and Saudi Arabia ruling families. After more than three months behind bars for his 140-character thoughts, Abdul has finally been freed.
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Scottish Bill Would See Jail Time For Sending Threats Via Twitter

It all started with football (or soccer, for us North Americans), as so much in the UK does. A Scottish bill that is currently going through parliament would see to it that people posting threatening or offensive messages on Twitter would see a maximum jail time of up to 5 years.
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One Tweet Sends Sex Offender Back to Jail

If his crime wasn’t so disgusting, this would be a completely eye-roll-worthy story: a sex offender has landed himself in jail, after being offered probation, for breaking a single rule that his judge had set – no Twitter.
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