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Kuwaiti Twitter User Jailed for Two Years for Insulting Emir

News / International Affairs : Global Voices

Kuwait slapped a two year prison sentence to yet another Twitter user for using the microblogging site to insult its ruler. Netizens react.

Kuwaiti blogger sentenced for insulting ruler on Twitter

Industries / Media : Committee to Protect Journalists Blog

New York, January 9, 2013--A Kuwaiti court sentenced an online journalist to prison on Monday for insulting the ruling family on social media, according to news reports. Ayyad al-Harbi was ordered to begin serving the two-year jail ...

Kuwaitis protest jailing of opposition figure

News / International Affairs : Al Jazeera Correspondents Blog

Thousands protest outside prison where an opposition leader is held over remarks deemed critical of the emir.

Female activist gets 3 year jail term for criticising Kuwaiti ruler

News / International Affairs : Ya Libnan

A Kuwaiti court sentenced a female rights activist to three years in jail on Sunday after convicting her in absentia of publicly criticizing the oil-rich Gulf state’s ruler. The lower court convicted Rana Jassem al-Saadun of repeati...

Kuwaiti gets two years for insulting emir on Twitter

News : The Newsroom

KUWAIT (Reuters) - A Kuwaiti court sentenced a man to two years in prison for insulting the country's ruler on Twitter, a lawyer following the case said, as the Gulf Arab state cracks down on criticism of the authorities on social m...


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