Man detained for defamation

Published on Nov 03 2011 // Human Rights Monitor

A man in his early 30s has been apprehended by the police in Thimphu for posting malicious opinions in one of the online forums repeatedly against an official in Gelephu.

He has been apprehended based on a written complaint accusing him of making unsubstantiated defamatory remarks under a fictitious name.

Police said the man has already confessed to posting defamatory comments.

The case has been forwarded to the Sarpang Dzongkhag court.

From BBS