facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search

Blogger trial delayed in Oman

Feb. 27, 2013 at 9:15 PM   |   Comments

MUSCAT, Oman, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A court in Oman adjourned the trial of five bloggers accused of insulting the country's ruler after a technical expert asked for more time, a defendant said.

Khalfan al-Badwawi told Gulf News Wednesday the trial is scheduled to resume March 5.

Al-Badawi and other defendants say their accounts were hacked by people who posted the offensive material. The court asked Hussain bin Saeed al-Gaffari, lawyer and legal adviser to the country's Information Technology Authority, to evaluate their story.

Since May, Oman has arrested 40 people on similar charges. The five now on trial are charged with insulting Qaboos bin Saeed, Oman's sultan, in material posted online.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended Stories
Most Popular
1
Bill Clinton claims he could have killed Osama Bin Laden
2
Bachmann: Obama wants to use child immigrants for medical experiments
3
Army receives first advanced CH-47F helicopter variant
4
One cop issued 80 percent of the marijuana tickets in Seattle this year
5
Utah man teaches 'homophones', fired for promoting gay agenda
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback