BBAfrica Winner Idris Sultan Jailed For Laughing at Throwback Photo Of Tanzania President Pombe

3 days ago by: kacy lee
(f) at 22-05-2020 12:39PM (3 days ago)

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Tanzanian comedian and 2014 Big Brother Africa winner, Idris Sultan has been arrested for reportedly laughing at a throwback photo of President of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli in a short video he shared online.

 

His lawyer Benedict Ishabakaki told BBC on Thursday May 21, that he was accused of contravening the Cybercrimes Act 2015 against cyberbullying.

The law states:

“A person shall not initiate or send any electronic communication using a computer system to another person with intent to coerce, intimidate, harass or cause emotional damage.”

Ishabakaki said they are now awaiting the arraignment of Idris who has been in police custody for two days and accused of using the internet to harass the President



Olandetujaa (m) at 22-05-2020 12:45PM
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Funny country with useless law! So by laughing you have caused emotional damage. Stupid law
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vicky987 (m) at 22-05-2020 08:22PM
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This is what African leaders are known for.  Useless president.
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