Kuwaiti blogger faces 10 years in jail for 'insulting' tweets

The Kuwaiti appeals court has upheld a 10-year
prison sentence for a blogger's comments on
It confirmed the conviction and sentence of
Hamad al-Naqi, who was found guilty in June
of insulting the rulers of Saudi Arabia and
Bahrain, of provoking sectarian tensions, of
insulting the Prophet Mohammed and the
prophet's wife and companions, mocking
Islam, and misusing his mobile phone to
disseminate the objectionable comments.
Al-Naqi denied all the charges, contending that
someone had hacked his Twitter account and
impersonated him.
The ruling is a violation of the right to free
speech in Kuwait, said Human Rights Watch
"Ten years in prison for peaceful criticism
shows just how little Kuwait respects freedom
of expression," said Joe Stork, HRW's deputy
Middle East director.
Source: HRW
Tags: Press freedom , Kuwait ,
Human rights, Twitter, Blogging
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