June 15, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Kuwait's Supreme Court on Sunday upheld the two-year jail sentence of an opposition online activist for writing tweets found to be offensive to the country's Emir. After the ruling, activist Hejab Al Hajeri said on his Twitter account that his "determination is bigger than their jail." Al Hajeri, ...[read more]
July 23, 2013
by G. Redd
An appeals court in Kuwait on Monday overturned the criminal convictions of three former members of parliament for criticizing the Emir, the nation's leader. The Kuwait Society for Human Rights helped break the story internationally via Twitter, when its director posted a short statement regarding ...[read more]
June 11, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A criminal court in Kuwait on Monday sentenced a woman to 11 years in prison for remarks she made on Twitter. Huda Al-Ajmi was found guilty of three violations, including insulting the nation's ruler, Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, calling to overthrow the government and misusing her mobile... ...[read more]
April 22, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Kuwait's court of appeals on Monday released opposition leader and former MP Mussallam Al Barrak on bail. The trial has been adjourned until May 13. Barrak was sentenced last week to five years in prison for criticizing Kuwaiti Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, which is a crime under Kuwait's ...[read more]
April 16, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Kuwait opposition leader and former MP Mussallam Al Barrak was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for criticizing leader Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, which is a crime under Kuwait's constitution. Barrak was arrested in October after a public speech was found to contain remarks ...[read more]
October 31, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Opposition leader and former MP Mussallam Al Barrak was arrested on Tuesday after criticizing leader Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, which is a crime under Kuwait's constitution. Barrak was arrested after a public speech on October 15 was found to contain remarks detrimental to the "social ...[read more]

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.