July 20, 2009

14-year jail or deportation for SMS joke on Pakistani president

Pakistan's interior minister Rehman Malik that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has been tasked to trace SMS and e-mails that "slander the political leadership of the country", under the vague Cyber Crimes Act. India's Economic Times reports.

quotemarksright.jpgIn addition to facing up to 14 years in the jail, violators could have their property seized, Malik said, adding that the government would seek Interpol assistance in deporting foreign offenders.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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