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Kuwait: 10 Years for Criticizing Neighboring Rulers

A 10-year prison sentence for criticizing the kings of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain and allegedly “insulting” the Prophet Mohammed on the social media site Twitter violates human rights standards. Kuwait’s Court of First Instance sentenced Hamad al-Naqi, 26, on those charges on June 5, 2012. (Beirut, June 7, 2012) – A 10-year prison sentence for criticizing the kings of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain and allegedly “insulting” the Prophet Mohammed on the social media site Twitter violates human rights standards. Kuwait’s Court of First Instance sentenced Hamad al-Naqi, 26, on those…

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