Ali Snied (playwright)

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Date: 1997

Region: Middle East

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Print Journalism


Artist: Ali Sneid

Confronting Bodies: Jordanian government

Dates of Action: December, 1997

Location: Jordan

Description of Artwork: An unpublished article criticizing a speech given by a local politician.

The Incident: Jordanian playwright, Ali Sneid, was arrested for violating the penal code by writing an unpublished article criticizing a local politician.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