Journalists stand with Wakeel and against cybercrime law

Jordan

Published: 2018-12-12 14:20

Last Updated: 2021-03-03 11:27


Journalists stand with Wakeel and against cybercrime law
Journalists stand with Wakeel and against cybercrime law

Dozens of journalists held a protest in solidarity with media reporter Mohammad Al Wakeel and news editor trainee Ghadeer Rbehat, and demanded their quick release in front of the Jordanian Press Association (JPA), on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Participants held banners calling for the freedom of media and the press, and rejection of the cybercrime law.

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Al Wakeel and the trainee editor were detained on Monday, December 10, after his website’s official Facebook page published a Jesus cartoon that was deemed offensive by Christians and Muslims in Jordan.