Sunday, 21 January 2018 10:53 GMT

Kuwait- Jail for blogger

(MENAFN - Arab Times) The Misdemeanor Court, Judge Fawzan Al-Fawzan, imposed one month jail sentence with hard labor on Twitter user Nami Al- Mutairi in a libel case filed against him by former MP Mohammad Al- Juweihil. The court also ordered referral of the case to the concerned judiciary. Case files indicate the Public Prosecution charged Al-Mutairi with insulting and defaming Al-Juweihil through the statements he posted on his Twitter account - a violation of Article 210 of the Penal Code. During the session, the plaintiff's lawyer, Yusuf Hussein, filed a civil case against the accused, demanding for temporary moral compensation of KD 5,001. He also asked the court to impose the harshest punishment on the accused

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