Ali Snied (playwright)
Region: Middle East
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Medium: Print Journalism
Artist: Ali Sneid
Confronting Bodies: Jordanian government
Dates of Action: December, 1997
Description of Artwork: An unpublished article criticizing a speech given by a local politician.
The Incident: Jordanian playwright, Ali Sneid, was arrested for violating the penal code by writing an unpublished article criticizing a local politician.
Results of Incident: Sneid was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Source: Index on Censorship, 2/97