Seven months after the sentencing a Twitter user to five years in jail for defaming the Emir of Kuwait, another Twitter user Ayyad Al-Harbi was sentenced this Monday to two years in jail for the same charge. Al-Harbi wrote several tweets critical of the Emir and the oppression practiced against protesters. According to the court order (published by Sabr online), the tweets Ayyad was prosecuted for contain the following lines:
- Damn any ruler who jails his people. Damn any ruler that has more opposition than supporters.
- Your highness, the best unity between Kuwaitis happened in Erada square and you targeted it.
- What is left? no revolution, no development, no freedom, no dignity, no parliament, no voting, no protests, no objection, for God's sake, what are you doing to us?
- So I should either insult and accuse people of things with no proof and say it is freedom or I should say my account is hacked and get released?
- If you are not Kuwaiti, then you are from the Gulf. You will face the oppression and tyranny and arrests with a bit of oil.
- The tyrant and oppressor should not be apologized to, he should fall down and be on trial and jailed and killed.
- Curse the state that does not stop its dogs from eating the dignity of its people just because they are opposing.
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