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Kuwait: Theocracy sentences two to jail for insulting emir

January 9, 2013

A Kuwaiti court sentenced a man to two years in prison on Monday for insulting the country’s ruler on Twitter, his lawyer said, the second person to be jailed for the offence in as many days.

The Gulf state has clamped down in recent months on political activists who have been using social media websites to criticise the government and the ruling family.

guardian.co.uk

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