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In Pakistan, the blasphemy law has only acted as a catalyst to abuse the innocent in the name of religious honour. Is Islam so brittle and vulnerable that it can easily be dishonoured by a so-called 'insane' statement?
Dr. Saad Eddin Ibrahim and 27 associates at the Ibn Khaldun Centre for Developmental Studies (ICDS) were first arrested on June 30, 2000.
Former Jordanian parliamentarian Toujan al-Faisal was given amnesty by King Abdullah II, on 28 June 2002, after she was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment on charges of undermining the state's sovereignty.
Toujan al-Faisal has been released and vows to continue the fight against corruption.
I am an Arab Jew. Or, more specifically, an Iraqi Israeli woman living, writing and teaching in the U.S. by Dr. Ella Habiba Shohat (originally published in April 1999).
Visit the new site created to support Toujan al Faisal, a former Jordanian MP, who was sentenced to 18 months in prison for 'defaming Jordan.'
L'ancienne journaliste de la télévision et première femme députée Toujane el-Fayçal a été condamnée, le 16 mai, à un an et demi de prison par la Cour de sûreté de l'Etat.
Toujan al-Faisal, an outspoken advocate of free speech, domestic reforms, and women's rights, has been convicted of publishing "lies that hurt the state's integrity and honour," and sentenced to 18 months in jail.
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