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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.
Security forces used tear gas to break up a demonstration against new voting rules for upcoming parliamentary elections. The government had previously banned all demonstrations.
The government banned public gatherings. The ban followed clashes between riot police and Islamist demonstrators who oppose changes to electoral laws.
Opposition groups staged a large protest against changes to election laws affecting upcoming parliamentary elections. Some protesters were arrested and several injured as police tried to break up the demonstration.