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Bahrain King Ratifies Law on Protecting Community against Terrorism

Bahrain King Ratifies Law on Protecting Community against Terrorism

Wednesday, 22 May, 2019 - 17:45
Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa. (Reuters)
Asharq Al-Awsat
Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa ratified and amended a law regarding the protection of the community against terrorist acts.

Under the amendment, a prison sentence not exceeding five years and a fine of no less than BD2,000 and no more than BD5,000 will be the penalty for each one who promotes, extols, glorifies, justifies, admires or encourages acts of terrorist punishable by law inside the Kingdom or abroad, reported the Bahrain news agency (BNA).

A penalty of imprisonment for a period not exceeding five years will be inflicted upon everyone who holds or possesses, personally or through another person, a document or record containing the aforesaid promotion where it is intended to be distributed or shared.

The same penalty will be inflicted on everyone who holds or possesses, personally or through another person, any means of printing, recording or publicizing regardless of the type thereof whether used or intended for use even on a temporary basis for printing, recording or broadcasting such promotion.

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