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Justice Minister Nayef al Ajmi and the Kuwaiti Cabinet dismissed US Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen's accusations that he financed terrorism and promoted jihad in Syria, calling them "baseless and groundless." On March 4 Cohen charged that al Ajmi had "a history of promoting jihad in Syria" and was linked to fundraising for the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham.
Three former Kuwaiti opposition lawmakers were sentenced to three years in prison for insulting the country's emir. On Sunday, a Twitter user was also sentenced to five years for a post considered offensive to the emir.
Kuwait's Prime Minister said more than 60 Islamists held by the UAE for plotting to overthrow the government were financed by Kuwaiti nationals. The plotters belong to the Muslim Brotherhood.
A Kuwaiti court sentenced a man to two years in prison for insulting the country's ruler on Twitter. Security forces dispersed several hundred demonstrators protesting against parliamentary elections.