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Posts Tagged ‘Jailed’

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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Chinese Bride/Activist Jailed for Single Retweet

The past few weeks have been rife with news about people getting into trouble because of their tweets, but this appears to be the harshest punishment dolled out recently: A Chinese bride was arrested – on her wedding day – because of something she retweeted. The authorities have sentenced her to one year of hard labor to “re-educate” her. Amnesty has stepped in to plead for the woman’s rights, but thus far authorities aren’t budging.
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