Sep 14, 2011

Human Rights: Veracruz proposes lesser charges for Twitter terrorism suspects "The state of Veracruz in Mexico wants to change its penal codeto apply a lower charge against the jailed Twitter and Facebook users accused of terrorism for spreading unconfirmed rumors of an attack on local schools (link in Spanish).

A proposed change in Veracruz's laws would permit the government to punish the two social-networking users now behind bars, but for a lesser offense of "disruption of public order," rather than the original charges of terrorism and sabotage. Those charges carry a maximum sentence of 30 years."

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