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Kuwait Gives 5-Year Term to Dissenter
New York Times, by Kareem Fahim

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 4/15/2013 11:19:07 PM

CAIRO — A court in Kuwait on Monday sentenced a prominent opposition politician to five years in prison for insulting the country’s ruler, a crime that leaders around the Persian Gulf are prosecuting with increasing frequency in an effort to stanch emboldened protest movements, or stop protests before they start. In the last six months, dissidents in Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been imprisoned on charges that included either insulting or disobeying the countries’ leaders. Bahrain’s cabinet on Sunday was reported to have endorsed a penalty of five years in prison for offending the king.

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Good thing liberals believe dissent is the highest form of patriotism in this country.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: john56, 4/16/2013 12:08:06 AM     (No. 9277571)

That only holds when the liberals are not in power, sorry. Dissent is now illegal; coming soon to an America near you.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: locarno, 4/16/2013 2:22:39 AM     (No. 9277640)

Interesting how Kareem doesn´t mention Egypt where the MB will club you over the head if you dare stand up to them. Nor is Iran or Pakistan mentioned, where you are executed for heresy if you have the gall to practice your own faith. A bit of selective outrage here.

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