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Twitter insult lands Kuwaiti man in prison

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KUWAIT CITY – Kuwaiti media are reporting a social media activist has been sentenced to two years in prison for an alleged Twitter post that was deemed insulting to the country’s ruler.

The Al-Watan newspaper is reporting 26-year-old Rashed al-Enezi was accused of insulting Kuwait’s emir in a Twitter post.

Authorities across the Gulf Arab states have increased crackdowns on perceived “dissent” among bloggers.

While the sentence is not the harshest in the region, it will likely bring more attention from international rights groups.

Read more: Fox News

 

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