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Analysis – Kuwait political row leaves economic plans on ice

KUWAIT (Reuters) – A Kuwaiti walks into a lost and found bureau and says he is searching for the Gulf state’s vaunted 30 billion dinar ($107 billion) economic development plan.

The cartoon in the Kuwait Times captures frustration at a long-running political row which has engulfed the major oil producer, distracting from economic reforms and stalling legislation.

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

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A Kuwaiti man has been sentenced to 10 years in prisonĀ  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.

The written verdict, delivered by Judge Hisham Abdullah on Monday, found Naqi guilty of all charges, a court secretary told Reuters. The sentence was the maximum that 26-year-old Naqi could have received, his lawyer Khaled al-Shatti said.

Jun 4, 2012
Jun 4, 2012

Kuwaiti gets 10 years for Twitter blasphemy

KUWAIT (Reuters) – A Kuwaiti man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday 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.

    • About Sylvia

      "Sylvia covers energy, political and financial news from Kuwait as part of the Reuters Gulf reporting team. She joined Reuters as a graduate trainee in 2006 and has been based in London, Berlin, Frankfurt and Vienna and has reported from South Korea, Tunisia and Iraq. She moved to Kuwait in 2012."
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