Six people detained over hate speech against Dead Sea victims and their families

Jordan

Published: 2018-10-28 17:15

Last Updated: 2018-10-28 17:59


Libel and contempt are punishable by law. (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education)
Libel and contempt are punishable by law. (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education)
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Several people have been detained by the Public Prosecution on Sunday, October 28, 2018, for trolling the Dead Sea floods victims and their families on social media.

Thursday’s tragic incident claimed the lives of 21 people, mostly children, and left 35 others injured.

The Public Prosecution teamed up with the Public Security Directorate (PSD) to monitor any bullying or trolling of the victims and their families on social media, ordering the PSD to take legal action against them.

The spokesperson for the PSD said that the Anti-Cybercrimes Unit has tracked down and arrested six individuals who posted hate speech against the victims and their families on social media.

The spokesperson added that his Unit is currently searching for two more suspects accused of libel and contempt.