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Kuwaiti arrested for tweeting about protests

, Index number: MDE 17/001/2011

A 26-year-old Kuwaiti, Nasser Abul was arrested on 7 June 2011 and accused of insulting the Bahraini and Saudi Arabian ruling families on his Twitter account. He says that he was tortured and ill-treated during the first two days of his detention. He is a prisoner of conscience, held solely for his legitimate exercise of his right to freedom of expression.

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