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Bahrain court jails man over insult to Prophet Mohammed's wife Aisha

Bahrain's attorney general says a 19-year-old man has been sentenced to two-years in jail for 'filthy and depraved' slander against one of the Prophet Mohammed's wives.

MANAMA, Bahrain // Bahrain's attorney general says a 19-year-old man has been sentenced to two-years in jail for defaming one of the Prophet Mohammed's wives.

Abdulrahman Al Sayyed announced the court decision the state-run Bahrain News Agency late on Sunday. He said the court heard how the unnamed man "posted filthy and depraved comments" on a website that slandered Mohammed's wife Aisha.

The case will be seen by some as an attack on freedom of expression, but there is little tolerance in the Muslim world for anything seen as offensive to the Prophet or his family.

In April, a Tunisian court sentenced two men to seven-and-half years in prison for "insulting the sacred" after they posted Facebook images of the prophet purportedly being intimate with Aisha.