(Lucas: Of course you would expect that here but people forgot it is already in other countries like the UK, The Netherlands, Russia, etc a fact in law or by legalies and controlled force or by making people terrorist or removing them from places without cause to demonstrate and lock them up….you may not question the ruling class or you will be punished is the message…. Wake up!)
Offending King Hamad can now result in up to seven years in prison, Bahrain announced Tuesday. The news comes just days before the third anniversary of the Shiite-led, Arab Spring-inspired protests against the kingdom’s Sunni monarchy.
Bahrain amended its 1976 penal code to carry a minimum one-year and maximum seven-year sentence, including a fine of up to US$26,000, for “publicly offending the king of Bahrain, its national flag or emblem,” state news agency BNA reported.
The prison sentence could rise above seven years if the “offense was committed in the presence of the king,” BNA added.