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Kuwait’s Parliament must halt plans to introduce death penalty for blasphemy

Headline Title:  Kuwait’s Parliament must halt plans to introduce death penalty for blasphemy 17 April 2012 A proposed legal amendment that would make blasphemy a crime punishable by death in Kuwait would be a massive step backwards by the country's authorities, if passed by parliament, Amnesty International said today.The draft law was quickly introduced and passed by the Kuwaiti Parliament’s Law and Legal Affairs Committee following the arrest of a man accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad on Twitter. Hamad al-Naqi, a member of Kuwait’s Shi’a Muslim minority, is being held in…

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