Kuwaiti man gets 10 years in jail for Twitter blasphemy he denies

June 5, 2012

A Kuwaiti man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison  after he was convicted of endangering state security by insulting the Prophet Mohammad and the Sunni Muslim rulers of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain on social media. Shi’ite Muslim Hamad al-Naqi pleaded innocent at the start of the trial last month, saying he did not post the messages and that his Twitter account had been hacked.

Kuwait arrests man said to blaspheme Prophet Mohammad via Twitter

March 28, 2012

(A man uses his mobile phone March 29, 2010. REUTERS/Jorge Silva)

Kuwaiti authorities arrested a man late on Tuesday for insulting the Prophet Mohammad via his Twitter account, the Interior Ministry said, in a rare case of alleged blasphemy in the Gulf Arab state using social media.