Kuwaiti gets two years in jail for posting insulting tweet1/7/2013
In Kuwait, 140 characters can get you two years in the clink if they're deemed insulting to the wrong guy. Rashid Saleh al-Anzi, a 26-year-old Kuwaiti social media activist, was sentenced Sunday to two years in prison for posting a Twitter message the court said "stabbed the rights and powers" of the nation's ruler, Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah. Al-Anzi, who has 5,700 Twitter followers, will likely appeal the verdict. His plight is a pretty stark reminder that, in some parts of the world, microblogging can have macro consequences. [Source]
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