Kuwaiti Court Hands Journalist Jail Term, Suspends Daily

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By: Committee to Protect Journalists

New York, March 20, 2012–A Kuwait appellate court should overturn a March 12 ruling that suspended a private newspaper for three months and sentenced its editor to a six-month prison term for articles defending the country’s Shiite minority, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

On March 12, Kuwait’s third circuit criminal court charged Al-Dar with violating the Press and Publications Law by “undermining national unity” and “creating sectarian strife,” its editor-in-chief, Abdul Hussein al-Sultan, told CPJ.

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