Two year's jail for tweet

A Kuwaiti court has sentenced an opposition youth to two years in jail for writing tweets deemed offensive to the country's ruler, a rights activist says. The head of the independent Kuwait Society for Human Rights, Mohammad al-Humaidi, said Rashed al-Enezi was the first to be jailed among dozens of tweeters, activists and former opposition MPs who faced similar charges since the government began a clampdown on the opposition before the elections held on December 1. The opposition has been staging regular protests over an amendment of the electoral law and the holding of the parliamentary vote on the basis of the amended legislation. Mr Humaidi said more than 200 opposition activists, including former MPs, faced several charges.


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