Tweeter pleads not guilty to blasphemy


Issue 924 - 25 May 2012 | 2 minute read

A 26-year-old man accused of insulting the Prophet Mohammed on Twitter appeared in court on 21 May, where he pleaded not guilty to charges which have proved highly divisive in Kuwait. Hamad Al Naqi, a Shiite, has been in prison since he was arrested in March for insulting religious figures and the Sunni rulers of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Detractors have called for him to be executed (GSN 922/16).

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