The General Director of Anti-corruption and Economic and Electronic Security announced today the arrest of nine individuals for misusing social media. They are Mohammed Saeed Al Adraj, 24, Mohammed Ahmed Ali, 21, Yousif Fadhel Salman, 21, Abas Ali Ahmed, 21, Kameel Ibrahim Yousif, 19 and Hussain Mohammed Ahmed, 22.
He said Article 215 of the penal code law states: "A punishment of imprisonment for a period of no more than two years or a fine of no more than BD 200 shall be inflicted upon any person who offends in public a foreign country or an international organization based in the State of Bahrain or its president or representative. The same penalty shall apply to a person who offends such organization’s flag or official emblem."
He said that a warrant was obtained from the Public Prosecution to arrest the suspects, while legal procedures are being carried out to refer them to the Public Prosecution.