Osama Hajjaj banned from travel and facing charges over a cartoon
June 30, 2021
Renowned Jordanian cartoonist Osama Hajjaj is banned from travel pending legal action (and potentially time in prison) because of a cartoon that is said to be offensive to Islam.
The cartoon (shown above) is about birth control. The text in the top panel reads' birth control' and in the bottom panel 'without birth control'. The prosecution claims the cartoon is offensive to Islam, because the women in the bottom panel wears a veil, while the woman in the top panel does not.
Osama was charged with the offence pursuant to Article (150) of the Penal Code, and in terms of Article (15) Cyber Crimes, and he plead not guilty.
We support Osama's not guilty plea and call upon the Jordan authorities to drop all charges against him.
The Jordanian authorities are known to do that and even more! Read more about the Jordan corruption on Twitter https://twitter.com/avoidjordan/
Posted by: Victor | July 7, 2021 at 12:02 AM