Legal action for insulting envoy on Facebook

November 27, 2011 - 12:18:56 am

DOHA: Law-enforcement agencies have referred a person to the public prosecution for legal action after he was alleged to have insulted a senior diplomat of the rank of ambassador of a country here on the Facebook.

The anti-cyber crime unit of the Ministry of Interior swung into action after it was informed of the development. The unit got in touch with Qatar Telecom (Qtel) and urged it to provide details of the people behind the facebook.

Qtel cooperated and law-enforcement officials zeroed in on the person, a local Arabic daily reported yesterday quoting a senior official from the anti-cyber crime unit.

Lieutenant Mudawi Saeed Al Qahtani was speaking at a symposium on combating online crimes related to human trafficking. It was a three-day event.

Al Qahtani said that the misuse of the Internet can have adverse impact on society at large because children also accessed the Internet.

He said that the authorities cannot force online service providers to cooperate in case of alleged irregularities and there is hardly any mechanism to control Internet services.

The Peninsula