News Brief 10/29/2013, Cheshvan 25, 5774
Human Rights Watch: Kuwait Wrong For Imprisoning Shiite Tweeter
Kuwait's court of appeals yesterday (Monday) upheld a 10-year sentence against a Shiite Muslim for tweeting comments deemed offensive to the Islamic prophet Muhammed and his family, Lebanese outlet NOW Media reports.
Hamad al-Naqi, 23, has been imprisoned since March 2012 by a lower court for charges of religious insults as well as criticizing the leaders of nearby Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. The ruling can still be overturned in Kuwait's Supreme Court.