Man sentenced to two-years in jail for insulting Kuwaiti ruler on Twitter

Man sentenced to two-years in jail for insulting Kuwaiti ruler on Twitter


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 media.

According to the verdict on Sunday, published by online newspaper Alaan, a tweet written by Rashid Saleh al-Anzi in October “stabbed the rights and powers of the Emir” Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah.

Anzi, who has 5,700 Twitter followers, was expected to appeal, the lawyer, who asked not to be named, told Reuters. Click below for full story - 


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  1. 2 Ernesto 2 says:

    Remind me to never go to Kuwait

  2. Joi Jahn says:

    He should have known better.

    We all know freedom of speech doesn’t exist in the arab world.

  3. Melania Mercuri says:

    Freedom of speech ….. Oh wait thats not allowed?


  4. Raul Bowen says:

    How can this guy complain about his sentence. Everyone knows in the middle east you cant say what you think. You have no rights there and are a slave to the ruler or king.

  5. Mia Aguayo says:

    What happens if you live in America and tweet something about bad about another country?

    If you then go to that country could you get arrested?

    Or do the laws not apply as the tweet was made in America and not the country?

  6. Lavonda Fiscus says:

    Fuck know Mia - just don’t ever show to a shit hole like Kuwait

  7. Lashonda Milot says:

    I would have thought that social media was banned in those kind of countries anyway - all they do is suppress their people.

  8. Pia Vivas says:

    Freedom of speech only exists in open liberal democratic countries!

  9. Alishia Ridgway says:

    Who cares about Kuwait anyway

  10. Gianna Litteral says:

    If the lawyer did not want to be names the whole story could be made up by another country for propaganda purposes.

  11. Marcus Meller says:

    I don’t think anyone cares about kuwait anyway

  12. Rosie Tatem says:

    Im guessing a jail is Kuwait isn’t that nice then….

  13. Enid Alcaraz says:

    Rosie, no jail should be nice. They should all be tough.

    Jails in the middle east should be the same as anywhere in the world!


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