Name: Jordanian playwright arrested for critical article

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Middle East and Caucasus

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumPrint Journalism

Artist: Ali Sneid

Confronting Bodies: Jordanian government

Date of Action: December 1997

Specific Location: Jordan

Description of Artwork: An unpublished article criticizing a speech given by a local politician.

Description of Incident: Jordanian playwright, Ali Sneid, was arrested for violating the penal code by writing an unpublished article criticizing a local politician.

Results of Incident: Sneid was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Source: Index on Censorship, 2/97

Submitted By: NCAC

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