Palestine: Prof gaoled for Facebook insult-AP

April 4, 2012

[FACT comments: And if she were Israeli, would she have been arrested, too?]

Palestinian woman held for alleged Facebook insult

Associated Press: April 2, 2012,7340,L-4211412,00.html

Rights activists say a Palestinian university lecturer has been detained on accusations that her Facebook page insulted President Mahmoud Abbas.

Hadeel Hneiti of the al-Haq rights group said Monday that Palestinian security forces arrested Ismat Abdul-Khaleq after they found writing on her Facebook page accusing Abbas of being a traitor and demanding he resign. Hneiti said the 37-year-old Abdul-Khaleq was taken into custody Wednesday.


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