Kuwaiti Twitter User Jailed 5 Years for Insulting UAE

Kuwaiti Twitter User Jailed 5 Years for Insulting UAE

Monday, 5 February, 2018 - 09:00
‪A general view of the Kuwait Palace of Justice (court house) in Kuwait City, Kuwait. © 2013 Reuters
Kuwait - Asharq Al-Awsat
Kuwait’s Criminal Court sentenced on Sunday Writer and Activist Abdullah Al-Saleh, to five years in prison over charges of slandering the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The Kuwaiti Twitter user, who is residing in London and loyal to Qatar, is known for his attacks against Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain, which have all severed relations with Doha since June 5, due to its support to terrorism.

Al-Saleh is also sentenced in other cases to total of 31 years in prison. Last month, the same criminal court in Kuwait sentenced him to five years in prison over “defaming Saudi Arabia.”

In its latest sentence, the Kuwaiti Court ruled that Al-Saleh had insulted the UAE through a tweet on his account.

As soon as the sentence was issued on Sunday, Al-Saleh tweeted that the new ruling would not harm him, “even if the sentence was 100 years… because I am in London.”

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