Kuwait jails Shiite MP for insulting Saudi, Bahrain

Kuwaiti Shiite MP Abdulhamid Dashti received 14 years and six months jail term in absentia for insulting Saudi Arabia and BahrainA Kuwaiti court on Wednesday sentenced a Shiite lawmaker to 14 years and six months in absentia for remarks deemed highly offensive to fellow Gulf states Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Abdulhameed Dashti received 11 years and six months for insulting Saudi Arabia and three years for insulting Bahrain in another case. The outspoken lawmaker, who has been living overseas for the past four months, was also convicted of endangering Kuwait’s diplomatic ties with the two countries.

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