Kuwait arrests man over Twitter posts, security source says

By REUTERS
June 11, 2011 12:03

 
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KUWAIT - Kuwait has arrested a Kuwaiti Shi'ite Muslim man for publishing criticism of the ruling families in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia on social media site Twitter, a security source said on Saturday.

Nasser Abul was arrested on Thursday and no charges have been pressed against him so far, the source said. He gave no details.

Democracy activists have used social media to debate, organize and share information in Bahrain where the government crushed a protest movement in March after inviting Saudi and United Arab Emirates forces to help restore order.

Bahrain questioned a rights activist in April for publishing an image which appeared to show signs of torture on a man who died in detention during the unrest. It is not clear if the case will be brought to court.

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