Kuwait man gets 2 years in jail for tweet


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Niticentral Staff9 Apr 2013

 
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Kuwait man gets 2 years in jail for tweetIn its January 1, 2013 issue Urdu Times claimed that a Kuwait Court ruled two years imprisonment to Ayad al Harbi for posting defamatory tweet against an Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Saba al Mohammad. He would not have the right to appeal it in the higher court, the daily said. In another case, a man named Rasheed Aljiri was also sentenced to two years imprisonment for a similar action.

The Daily claimed that the punishment was to remind that criticism to Amir was treason to Kuwait.

In 2012 a court sentenced a 26-year-old man to 10 years of imprisonment for insulting Prophet of Islam and his wife on social media.

(Source: India Policy Foundation)

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