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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.
In parliamentary elections, the opposition Islamist party won a majority, securing 34 of the 50 seats. The election was held after parliament was dissolved over allegations of corruption in December.
A fistfight broke out in parliament after Salafists attacked a Shia lawmaker who called Kuwaitis detained at Guantanamo Bay terrorists. Two Kuwaitis remain at Guantanamo. Abdullah Salih al Ajmi, a former detainee who was released in 2006, carried out a suicide attack in Iraq in 2008.
A fight broke out in a Kuwait City mosque after the imam wanted those in attendance to take part in a ceremony that would commemorate al Qaeda emir Osama bin Laden. Some of the worshipers protested, sparking the clash.
The government will expel "a group of Iranian diplomats" for their alleged involvement with a spy ring in the Gulf country. Three members of the spy ring were serving in the Kuwaiti military and have been sentenced to death. Iran denies its diplomats are involved in spying.
A Kuwaiti criminal court acquitted eight members of an al Qaeda cell who were on trial for attempting to attack the US military base at Arifjan. Two of the men were being tried in absentia; one of them is on trial in Lebanon for al Qaeda links.
Security forces detained an undisclosed number of Kuwaitis and foreigners for spying for Iran. The detainees have gathered information on US and Kuwaiti military installations in Kuwait for the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.
A prominent imam was sentenced to seven years in prison after being convicted of helping to raise money for al Qaeda. The imam preached at the Al Hamdi mosque. He raised money to build a second mosque but funneled it to recruits heading to Pakistan for training at terror camps.
The interior ministry detained six Kuwaitis who were part of an al Qaeda-linked cell assigned to attack US forces in the country. The cell members reportedly confessed to plotting to build a truck bomb and attack Camp Arifjan, a large US logistics base south of Kuwait City.
Security forces detained a man who said he was part of a new terrorist cell called the New Jihad Group. The group is purportedly backed by a prominent Saudi religious figure and sent 21 Bedouin men to fight in Afghanistan.
Kuwaiti security forces detained a man who is an al Qaeda recruiter in the Gulf states and a 'go-between' for al Qaeda in Iran and Afghanistan. The operative, who is being identified as MSAA, is a former Kuwaiti military officer. He had been watched for over two years.
Security forces detained a Saudi suspected of recruiting more than 20 Arabs to fight against Coalition forces in Afghanistan. The Saudi served as a noncommissioned officer in the Kuwaiti Army. One of his sons is in al Qaeda and another was killed fighting US troops in Afghansitan.