Kuwait MPs fined for slandering government


The court convicted Islamist MP Waleed Al Tabtabai over critical remarks he made against Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al Ahmad Al Sabah, a member of the ruling family, over allegations of corruption in the health ministry.

The Al Watan newspaper was asked to pay a similar fine for publishing his comments, the source said.

The court convicted Shia MP Hassan Jowhar over criticism he had levelled against the interior ministry over its treatment of the emirate’s stateless Arab community known as bidoon . The Annahar daily, which published his remarks, was also fined.


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