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The Kuwaiti government accepted the resignation of Justice and Islamic Affairs Minister Nayef al Ajmi. In March, the US Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence warned that Kuwait had become "the epicenter of fundraising for terrorist groups in Syria," and said al Ajmi was known to have promoted Syrian jihad and that his picture had been used in Al Nusrah Front fundraising.
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.