Kuwait: Appeals court sentences Al-Barrak

Issue 988 - 05 Mar 2015
Musallam Al-Barrak, one of the best-known faces of Kuwait’s opposition, was sentenced to two years in jail on 22 February for insulting the emir. The sentence, handed down by the appeals court, is shorter than the original five years he was given in April 2013; his legal team is expected to challenge the ruling at the court of cassation. The case dates back to October 2012, when Barrak, in a speech at an opposition rally, said the opposition would fight autocracy.

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