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Abbas signs law jailing all who criticize PA online

PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas has signed a directive allowing the PA to sentence from a year's jailtime to life imprisonment for those who criticize the PA online.

The directive, which took effect last month under the PA Electronic Crimes Act, rules that sentences from a year to life imprisonment can be given for those who violate the act. The Pa has already blocked 30 sites on the basis of the directive and arrested five journalists.


 

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