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Kuwaiti woman jailed over emir tweets

  • A Kuwaiti woman was sentenced to 11 years in jail on Monday for insulting the emir on Twitter.

    Huda al-Ajmi was also found guilty of misusing her mobile phone.

    The 37-year-old teacher does have the right to appeal against the sentence.

    In recent months, Kuwait has punished a number of Twitter users for insulting its ruler, Sheikh Sabah al-Sabah.

    Last month, an appeals court overturned the five-year sentence for opposition figure Mussallam al-Barrak.

    Barrack was convicted of "undermining" the emir by calling on him to avoid "autocratic" rule in Kuwait.

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