PA gives man 1 year prison for criticizing leaders

07.02.2013                      27.Schwat. 5773                      Jom Kippur Katan

"Rechtsprechung":

PA gives man 1 year prison for criticizing leaders

The PA sometimes uses a 50- year-old Jordanian law that bans “extending one’s tongue” against the monarch to suppress critics.

A man who criticized the Palestinian Authority leadership has been sentenced to one year in prison, Palestinian sources said Wednesday.
According to the sources, Anas Awwad, 26, a Palestinian from the village of Awarta, south of Nablus, was found guilty of “extending his tongue” against the PA leadership and “fomenting sedition and sectarian strife”….