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Two jailed after telling woman on Twitter to kill herself

By Mason White 12:18 PM January 27, 2014
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By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) Watch out what you write on Twitter. Two people are behind bars after they told a woman on Twitter, to kill herself, according to court proceedings in the United Kingdom.

A London court was told that a man and a woman abused a feminist activist on Twitter, including making threats of rape and suggesting that she should kill himself.

Isabella Sorley, 23, and 25-year-old John Nimmo, sent messages to Caroline Criado-Perez after she led a successful campaign to get Jane Austen to appear on a new 10 pound banknote in Britain.

The Westminster Magistrate’s Court sentenced Sorley to 12 weeks imprisonment and Nimmo, who is unemployed, to eight weeks in prison.

They were also ordered to pay 800 pounds ($1,300) each in compensation.

The two pleaded guilty to charges of abuse, saying that they are behind 86 Twitter accounts from which the threatening messages were sent.