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Kuwaiti citizens to be tried for tweets

Kuwaiti citizens are now being arrested for tweets, mostly for their tweets mentioning negative things about the currently ruling family or other countries ruling families.

Earlier this month Nasser Abul was arrested for tweeting criticism about the Saudi Arabian ruling family and now another Kuwait. Now its being reported that another man, Lawrence al-Rashidi has been arrested this time its for comments made about Kuwait’s own royal family.

According to sources both are being held for the next 2 weeks in till their hearing can be scheduled. They are being held on the accusation of harming the harming the interests and defaming the Kuwait emir.

Amnesty International has asked for the release of Abul saying that he is already facing a lawsuit from the Bahraini ruling family is said to be suing Abul for slander and defamatory remarks.


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