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  6/11/2013, Tammuz 3, 5773

Kuwait: Teacher Given 11 Years for Insulting Emir


A court in Kuwait on Monday sentenced a female teacher to 11 years in jail for insulting the Emir, inciting regime change and insulting a religious sect via Twitter.

The woman, Huda al-Ajmi, 37, is the first woman known to have been convicted for criticizing the Arab state’s ruler.

Kuwait has penalized several Twitter users for slurs against the Emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah.