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| 20 February, 2018

Social media violators face prison in Bahrain

Violators will be sentenced from 3 months to 1 year in prison and fined between $1326 and $2652

Image used for illustrative purpose only.
A general view of Ha'er Prison in Saudi Arabia July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Image used for illustrative purpose only. A general view of Ha'er Prison in Saudi Arabia July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

MANAMA: Legal measures will be taken against social media users who violate people’s privacy.

Violators convicted of infringing upon people’s lives will be sentenced from three months to one year in prison and fined between $1326 and $2652 (BD500 and BD1,000).

The Cabinet, chaired by HRH the Premier, yesterday endorsed and referred the amended provisions of the penal code to parliament during its regular weekly session, based on a proposal submitted by the Shura Council. Thus, anyone who publishes, by any means, fake or correct news or posts photos or comments that violate people’s privacy or family lives, or sully their reputation, will face legal action.

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