A defense lawyer in Kuwait says a court has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for Twitter posts deemed insulting to Islam and to the rulers of Gulf allies Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
The case appears to reflect a growing conservative influence in Kuwait.
The lawyer, Khaled al-Shatti, is quoted Monday in Gulf media reports as saying his client, Hamad al-Naqi, has a chance to appeal the sentence.
Al-Naqi claims his Twitter account was hacked.
Prosecutors say Al-Naqi's account contained posts insulting to the Prophet Muhammad and the Gulf states of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
Bahrain's Sunni monarchy has waged nearly 16 months of crackdowns against a Shiite-led uprising. Bahrain's rulers are strongly aided by neighboring Saudi Arabia.
Concealed Carry: What To Do When Stopped By The Police - Bearing Arms - Concealed Cary, Video
Importing Terrorism and Other American Values | Human Events
- What Is Your U.S. Income Percentile Ranking?
John Hawkins - 15 Excerpts That Show How Radical, Weird And Out of Touch College Campuses Have Become
The Myth of "4 Million Conservative Voters Stayed Home in 2012" | RedState
Revealed: Hillary Clinton made the first move with Bill
How did the FBI manage to “lose” Sharyl Attkisson’s file?