Man Jailed for Criticizing Jordan's Royaly Family via E-mail

A critic of Jordan's royal family was sentenced to two years in jail for sending e-mails abroad that the court ruled to be carrying "false news" and harmful to the dignity of the state. The verdict against Ahmad Oweidi al-Abbadi, after a two-month trial, comes at a time that human rights groups are voicing concern about what they call an official clampdown on the media.

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