King Abdullah II calls Jordanian woman accused of indecent speech against His Majesty

Jordan

Published: 2021-04-14 18:46

Last Updated: 2021-05-07 23:44


King Abdullah II calls Jordanian woman accused of indecent speech against His Majesty
King Abdullah II calls Jordanian woman accused of indecent speech against His Majesty

His Majesty King Abdullah II Wednesday called a woman, identified as Athar Al-Dabbas, who was sentenced to prison for indecent speech against the King.

The woman's case previously sparked controversy on social media after she was sentenced to one year in prison for indecently speaking of His Majesty.

She said "my father is better than the King and the whole world."

According to the Human Rights Watch's World Report 2019 regarding Freedom of Expression, "Jordanian law criminalizes speech deemed critical of the King, foreign countries, government officials and institutions, and Islam, as well as speech considered to defame others."

On Facebook, Dabbas said she felt proud to receive a call from His Majesty Wednesday.

She continued, noting that His Majesty told her to remain in high spirits, adding that she is "proud of His Majesty the King as the father of every Jordanian man and woman."