Blasphemy Charges Faced by Youths in Bahrain

February 18, 2013

From the Gulf News:

In Bahrain, two Bahrainis on Monday were sentenced to six months in prison for undermining the status of the Second Caliph, Omar Bin Al Khattab.

According to the court case, the two men walked into an empty mosque in the Seef area in the outskirts of the capital Manama when no worshippers were present.

One of the two men walked up the minbar, the platform from which sermons or speeches are given, and mocked the caliph while the second suspect filmed him.

However, their act was interrupted by a man who walked into the mosque and upon seeing their behaviour informed the police who rushed to the mosque and arrested the pair as they were making their way out.

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