Indian in UAE jailed for posting ‘offensive’ status on Facebook

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A 41-year-old Indian national has been sentenced to one year in jail in the United Arab Emirates for allegedly posting a ‘blasphemous’ status on Facebook, as reported by PTI.

A court in Dubai found him guilty and convicted him of blasphemy for a Facebook status that he posted last July after reading a news bulletin about the Iraq war.

The convict, whose name has not been revealed, will be deported from the UAE after serving the one-year term, presiding judge Ezzat Abdul Lat told Gulf News.

The accused can appeal the ruling in a higher court within 15 days, reports suggest.