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Twitter-phobia: On Kuwait’s Fight Against Dissent

Early in January, Kuwait sentenced online activist and journalist Ayyad al-Harbi to two years in prison for posting tweets deemed “insulting” to Kuwait’s emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah. The sentencing came a mere day after another Kuwaiti Twitter user received the same sentence for a tweet that “stabbed the rights and powers of the emir.” The move has surprised many ...

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