Tag: Kuwait

Kuwaiti MP faces lawsuit for “Insulting Comments” about Saudi Arabia

Kuwaiti MP faces lawsuit for “Insulting Comments” about Saudi Arabia

A Kuwaiti Member of Parliament, Abdul-Hamid Dashti, is currently facing a “homeland security lawsuit” for allegedly insulting the “administration and leaders” of Saudi Arabia during a televised speech.  On 13 March, Kuwait’s National Assembly approved a claim to lift Dashti’s parliamentary immunity so that the lawsuit could proceed. Although he […]

A Week of Censorship for Kuwait

A Week of Censorship for Kuwait

Earlier this month, Kuwait’s parliament passed two new laws increasing the government’s power to censor online media and restrict free expression. On 11 January 2016, lawmakers prescribed a jail term of up to ten years for any online “criticism of the government, religious figureheads or foreign leaders.” The next day, the parliament […]

Two New Censorship Laws from Kuwait’s Parliament

Two New Censorship Laws from Kuwait’s Parliament

This week, Kuwait’s parliament passed two new laws increasing the government’s power to censor internet media and restrict free expression. On Monday, lawmakers decided that a jail term of up to ten years would become the official punishment for a range of online expression. Then on Tuesday, the parliament passed […]