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Hattar released on bail

By JT - Sep 08,2016 - Last updated at Sep 08,2016

AMMAN — The Amman Court of First Instance on Thursday decided to release Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar on bail, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Hattar turned himself in to the Amman governor in August after Prime Minister Hani Mulki ordered an investigation into a cartoon the journalist shared on Facebook.

Hattar sparked outrage after sharing the caricature, which depicted a bearded man in heaven, smoking and in bed with women, asking God to bring him wine and cashews.

In the cartoon, the man also asks God to clear his dishes and put a door on his tent and knock before entering.


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