Five journalists given three-month prison sentences over critical articles
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Jordanian authorities have been targeting protest leaders, participants, and critics on social media, in an effort to curb protests.

Judges preside over a trial in a courtroom in Amman, Jordan, 17 July 2017, KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images

The two journalists, who work for the independent news website Jfranews, have been charged under Jordan’s Press and Publication Law and Cybercrime Law.

The Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, leads a ceremony in Lod, Israel, 16 November 2017, AP Photo/Ariel Schalit

Cartoonist Emad Hajjaj is facing accusations of insulting religion and instigating religious strife over a cartoon depicting depicts Jesus on a cross denouncing the current Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, Patriarch Theophilos III.