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Kuwait - Emir pardons everyone jailed for insulting him but law still stands

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that all the activists, netizens and human rights defenders jailed for insulting Kuwait's emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, were freed yesterday under a pardon announced by the emir to mark the end of Ramadan, traditionally associated with mercy gestures. “The emir's pardon for activists and netizens was a good thing but it depended on his goodwill,” Reporters Without Borders said. “A Kuwaiti citizen can still be sentenced to imprisonment on a (...)

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