Kuwaiti Newspapers Suspended Over ‘Plot’ Tape Stories

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By: Ahmed Hagagy and Sylvia Westall | Reuters

(Reuters) – A judge has suspended two Kuwaiti newspapers for two weeks after they published stories about a recording that discusses an alleged plot to overthrow the Gulf state’s ruling system, their editors and the state news agency said on Sunday.

Kuwait, a major oil producer and U.S. ally, has imposed a news blackout on a sensitive investigation into the tape, saying earlier this month that media coverage about it was damaging to the country. A parliament session discussing the tape last week was held behind closed doors.

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