Six-month sentence handed down for insulting religious symbols

by BTM

Sun, 22 November 2020

Six-month sentence handed down for insulting religious symbols

A defendant has been sentenced to six months of immediate imprisonment after being accused of insulting symbols subject to glorification by a religious community.

The Third Lower Criminal Court handed down the sentence after the Public Prosecution launched an investigation immediately after receiving a notification from the specialised security directorate on offending companions of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) in sermons given by the defendant.

It listened to the recorded sermons which contained expressions of insult and cursing of the honourable companions.

The defendant admitted giving the sermons when questioned by the prosecution and he was then referred to the specialised court after charging him with insulting religious symbols and persons subject to glorification by Muslims.

The court issued its afore-mentioned ruling convicting and punishing the defendant with six months in jail, with immediate effect.

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