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Kuwait: Charges against Musallam al-Barrak must be dropped

Headline Title:  Kuwait: Charges against Musallam al-Barrak must be dropped 01 November 2012 The Kuwaiti authorities must drop charges against Musallam al-Barrak, who faces prosecution purely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression with remarks he made that have been deemed to undermine the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah, Amnesty International said.Al-Barrak was charged on Thursday with "undermining the status of the Amir", which could result in a prison sentence of up to five years, for making statements at a public demonstration on 15…

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