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Guatemalan fears a tweet will make him a jailbird

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posted on Jun, 26 2009 @ 03:45 PM
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Guatemalan fears a tweet will make him a jailbird


www.usatoday.com

GUATEMALA CITY — Jean Anleu was so fed up with corruption in his country that he decided to vent on the Internet, sending a 96-character message on the social-networking site Twitter.
That message has now earned him a potential five-year prison sentence and the unfortunate distinction of becoming one of the first people in the world to be arrested for a tweet.
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posted on Jun, 26 2009 @ 03:45 PM
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Pretty sad when venting about your local bank can land you in jail for 5 years. Amazing how Guatemala can call themselves a democracy and yet have a law that:



provides for five years in prison and a $6,200 fine for spreading false information that undermines the public's trust in a financial institution.


www.usatoday.com
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