Thursday, April 19, 2012

Man insults Islam on Facebook and now in court

An Emirates national is on trial in Abu Dhabi for insulting Islam on his Facebook page.

A psychiatric report has stated he is suffering from mental health issues, according to reports in the Arabic language quotidian, Emirate Al Youm.

During trial on Tuesday, the judge was shown anti-Islam drawings and writings by the defendant, who confessed to have generated them.

“When the judge asked him at a previous session if he had any psychological problems, he replied, ‘yes’ … the judge then decided that the defendant should be undergo analysis and evaluation by a licensed psychiatrist.

The report by the court-appointed psychiatrist stated the man was, “not responsible for his acts.”

The judge adjourned trial until May 1 - BM