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Kuwait: Quash Convictions for ‘Offending Emir’

Email A criminal court conviction of three former members of Kuwait’s parliament for “offending the emir” violates their right to freedom of expression. On February 5, 2013, the court found the defendants guilty, based on speeches they gave at a gathering in October 2012, and sentenced all three to three years in prison. The defendants have appealed their sentences, one of their lawyers told Human Rights Watch. (Kuwait City)– A criminal court conviction of three former members of Kuwait’s parliament for “offending the emir” violates their right to freedom of expression.read…

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