Six jailed for offending Oman sultan on Facebook

Published: 18th July 2012 05:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2012 05:19 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

Six people, including a woman, have been sentenced to a year in prison for offending Oman's monarch Sultan Qaboos Bin Said on social networking website Facebook.

Satellite TV station al-Maiadin said a Muscat court convicted the six of "offending the sultanate and breaking electronic information law" by posting comments on the website.

The six people were also ordered to pay a fine.

A lawyer for the defendants said they have lodged an appeal against their sentences.

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