7th APRIL 2015 - Vol.XXXVIII No.018
Local News

Six-month jail for mocking clerics

TWO teenagers were jailed for six months each for dressing up as religious figures and mocking them.

The Bahrainis, aged 18 and 19, were convicted of defamation by the Lower Criminal Court yesterday.

One of them imitated a religious cleric from the Sunni faith and mockingly praised one of Prophet Mohammed's companions in a mosque, while the other suspect filmed the incident, according to court documents.

Police confiscated the video footage, which was submitted to court as evidence.

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