Baghdad / Judiciary Media
Afak Misdemeanor Court at Presidency of Al-Qadisiyah Appeal Court issued a ruling of simple imprisonment for two years against a convict who insulted the Prophet Mohammed ,peace be upon him and progeny, through social media pages.
The accused has insulted the Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny , on social media (Facebook) in a discussion. Noting that the convict attacked the position of the Prophet and his progeny with bad words in comments , the reporter of the Media Center of the Supreme Judicial Council said.
He added after taking legal measures against the accused, he was arrested. Following investigation with him, he confessed that it is his page and all the comments had been issued by him as an atheist.
The court found that by his actions, he offended the Prophet and his progeny, and this affects the religious feeling of millions of Muslims in the east and west of the earth. Thus, the accused has committed an act against which the provisions of Article 372/1 and 5 of Penal Code apply, the reporter added.