Jordanian journalists sentenced to jail for defaming prophet
Three Jordanian journalists were sentenced to jail on Monday by the State Security Court for publishing an article last month that touched on the sexual life of the Prophet Mohammed.
The journalists faced charges of insulting Islam and damaging the prestige of the state with the article published in al-Hilal weekly.
Mohannad Mubaidin, the author, was sentenced to 18 months in jail, but his sentence was commuted to six months.
Ruman Haddad, the chief editor of al-Hilal, was given a 14-month sentence, which was commuted to two months, and Nasser Komsh, the director, was given 15 months, which was commuted to three months, according to AFP.
The sentences of the State Security Court cannot be appealed.
Al-Hilal was also ordered closed for two months as from the date of its initial suspension, January 16, the day the three were arrested. (Albawaba.com)
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