Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone

Kuwait: Writer imprisoned

By Marta Cooper / 11 April, 2012

Kuwaiti writer Mohamed al-Melify was jailed for  seven years on Monday on charges of spreading false statements via Twitter. He was arrested last February, and the Kuwait Criminal Court found him guilty of spreading false news about sectarian divisions in the country and publishing insults about Shiism, in addition to charges of libel and defaming a member of the Kuwaiti National Assembly, Ahmed Lari.

Tags: | | | | | |

Challenge censorship. Stand up for free expression. Support Index.


Permissions and reprint requests

More in Index Index, Middle East and North Africa, minipost
Turkey: Publisher Ragip Zarakolu released pending trial
Close