Stories about Kuwait

23 December 2016

Former Kuwaiti Lawmaker Sentenced to 42 Years in Jail for Tweets, ‘Insulting Saudi Arabia’

Dashti is a critic of Saudi Arabia, in particular its war in Yemen. He is also known for his controversial support of the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad

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.

24 August 2015

Digital Citizen 3.5

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

18 May 2015

Digital Citizen 2.9

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

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...

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