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Kuwait: Journalist gets six-month jail term for slander

By Intern / 7 April 2010


Kuwaiti journalist Mohammed Abdel Qader Al-Jassem was convicted of  slander and sentenced to six months in prison on April 1 for publicly declaring that Prime Minister Skeikh Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah was unsuitable to run Kuwait and calling for his resignation. Al-Jassem is currently out on bail awaiting the outcome of his appeal against the conviction, he has at least five other government lawsuits outstanding and was fined 7,000 euros in March for an earlier article that criticised the Prime Minister.

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