Stories about Kuwait

29 September 2016

Kuwait Detains Activist Sara Al-Drees for Insulting the Country's Ruler

The pro-democracy activist has previously served jail time for the same charge.

4 April 2013

Kuwaiti Twitter User Jailed for Insulting Emir

Insult the Emir on Twitter and go to jail: Hamid Al Khalidi has been sentenced to two years in prison for insulting the Emir of Kuwait on Twitter. His attorneys...

11 January 2013

Kuwaiti Twitter User Jailed for Two Years for Insulting Emir

Kuwait slapped a two year prison sentence to yet another Twitter user for using the microblogging site to insult its ruler. Netizens react.

10 November 2012

Anonymous Twitter Account Leads Major Protests in Kuwait

Tens of thousands showed up in the areas of Mishref and Sabah Al-Salem protesting the Kuwaiti Amir's amendment of the voting law which allows a citizen to vote for one...

9 June 2012

Kuwait: Three Netizens Sentenced to Prison

Since the Arab Spring first sparked, Kuwaiti authorities have been following internet users closely and summoning them to interrogation and then sending them to courts for prosecution over different cases...

12 April 2012

Kuwait: Tortured for Someone Else's Tweets

Throughout the year of 2011, Kuwait has had many cases of arrests of twitter users. It started with two tweeps getting arrested for insulting a religious sect. Other cases had...

6 February 2012

Kuwait: Ahmad Mansoor, a UAE blogger denied entry

Ahmad Mansoor, UAE's most famous blogger who was detained last year for several months with four other activists for signing an online petition calling for reforms in his country, was...

4 November 2011

Kuwait: More Twitter Users Arrested

2011 has been the year of defeat for online free speech in Kuwait as netizens have never been harassed as often as they have been in the past few months....

28 September 2011

Kuwait: Three Netizens Detained

Kuwait does not have a history of detaining citizens for expressing their views online; the first arrest case in relevance to the internet happened to Bashar Al-Sayegh (@balsayegh) a Kuwaiti...

24 September 2008

Kuwait: YouTube Ban Lifted

News about YouTube being blocked in Kuwait hit the headlines yesterday, with bloggers frustrated over what they described as yet another intrusion on freedom of speech in their country. The...

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