I'm so glad we saved Kuwait from that oppressive government back in the early nineties and started bringing democracy and freedom to that region. America frick yeah.
I wonder if Madonna and others will rally behind him like they did for pussy riot?
quote: A human rights campaigner in Kuwait says a Twitter user has been sentenced to two years in prison for insulting the ruler of the Gulf nation.
quote: Since the Arab Spring uprisings, Gulf authorities have sharply stepped up pressure on social media posts that they consider offensive to leaders or threatening to state security. Dozens of people have been jailed or arrested in recent months around the region.
quote: Kuwait has the most free-wheeling political system in the Gulf, but officials have drawn a sharp line against online activism and criticism.
Northwestern tiger New Orleans Saints Fan UT-Southwestern Member since Oct 2005 16372 posts
re: KUWAIT Online Activist Jailed for twitter post (Posted on 3/31/13 at 3:39 pm to C)
quote: We fought Iraq to protect Saudi. Your statement is shot.
Your statement is not correct We made a worse enemy for Saudi Arabia by overthrowing saddam and establishing a Shia regime friendly to the Iranian We fought Iraq for Israel and little bit for oil royalties
carbola Michigan Fan Middle East Member since Aug 2010 3525 posts
re: KUWAIT Online Activist Jailed for twitter post (Posted on 3/31/13 at 9:11 pm to Placebeaux)
This is where I work. I got to see a protest broken up with noise grenades. What were they protesting? The Emire had changed the voting laws stopping everyone from being able to have 4 votes/election to only 1.