Kuwaiti politician sentenced 10 years in prison over insulting Saudi Arabia

Kuwaiti court of appeals canceled an “innocence judgement” that was handed to parliament member Abdul-Hamid Dashti. (Photo courtesy: Badragencynews)

Kuwaiti court of appeals canceled an “innocence judgement” that was handed to parliament member Abdul-Hamid Dashti.

Instead the court sentenced to 10 years in the jail, according to al-Watan newspaper.

Earlier this year, Dashti was sentenced in separate sentence for insulting Bahrain, local media outlets reported.

In March, the National Assembly of Kuwait, approved the claim presented for lifting Dashti’s parliamentary immunity. The request was based on the case on a homeland security lawsuit issued against Dashti for incitement against Saudi Arabia.

Under Kuwaiti law, any individual convicted of a hostile act against a foreign country, which may expose Kuwait to war or the severance of diplomatic relations shall be jailed.

Kuwait’s foreign ministry received an official memo from the Saudi Embassy after Dashti appeared on Syrian Al-Ekhbariya TV channel on February 24 and attacked Saudi.

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Last Update: Thursday, 22 December 2016 KSA 21:11 - GMT 18:11
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