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Placebeaux
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KUWAIT Online Activist Jailed for twitter post


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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?

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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.


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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.


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Kuwait has the most free-wheeling political system in the Gulf, but officials have drawn a sharp line against online activism and criticism.








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re: KUWAIT Online Activist Jailed for twitter post


We fought Iraq to protect Saudi. Your statement is shot.





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Placebeaux
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re: KUWAIT Online Activist Jailed for twitter post


That's not what Bush senior said. Just saying





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foshizzle
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We fought Iraq to protect Saudi. Your statement is shot.
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That's not what Bush senior said.


Actually it was openly discussed as a primary reason.

Bush *also* talked about saving the Kuwaitis but any politician worth his job will spout nonsense to drum up public support.






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re: KUWAIT Online Activist Jailed for twitter post


Iraq was a very liberal place. Kuwaitis frequently crossed the border for booze and parties.





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PhifeDogg
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Anybody know what the post was? I didn't see it in the article..





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Placebeaux
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re: KUWAIT Online Activist Jailed for twitter post


I don't know exactly but it was offensive to the current leadership.

My question is how can we bring freedom to places that don't even have free speech?

And no I don't think that is our goal in the middle east.






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Northwestern tiger
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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






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carbola
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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.







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Placebeaux
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That's funny





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