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Kuwait: Court Deals Blow to Free Speech

Email Kuwait’s Constitutional Court dealt a blow to free speech on December 2, 2013 in a case involving a journalist’s Twitter comments.The court rejected a challenge to article 25 of the penal code, which sets prison sentences of up to five years for anyone who publicly “objects to the rights and authorities of the emir or faults him.” (Beirut) – Kuwait’s Constitutional Court dealt a blow to free speech on December 2, 2013 in a case involving a journalist’s Twitter comments.The court rejected a challenge to article 25 of the penal code, which sets prison sentences of up to…

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