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Kuwait arrests activists for anti-Saudi remarks
Thursday January 29, 2015 8:09 PM, IANS

Police in Kuwait have arrested several online activists for posting remarks considered offensive to Saudi Arabia's late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on social networking sites, a media report said.

The National Committee for Monitoring Violations (NCV) said Thursday that the Kuwaiti secret police Wednesday arrested online activist Mohammad al-Ajmi outside his home, Press TV reported.

Online activists and former lawmakers said on Twitter that Ajmi, who is a member of the NCV, was detained over tweets he made on Saudi Arabia.

Nawaf al-Hendal, a prominent rights activist, said at least four others had been arrested by Kuwait's security forces for tweets deemed offensive to the late Saudi king.

Kuwait has launched a crackdown on activists for making online remarks considered critical of the oil-rich state's ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah and other Arab leaders.

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