Annual Prison Census 2010 - Kuwait
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||8 December 2010|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Annual Prison Census 2010 - Kuwait, 8 December 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4d4977e58.html [accessed 23 September 2014]|
Journalists in prison as of December 1, 2010
Mohammed Abdulqader al-Jassem, freelance
Imprisoned: November 22, 2010
A criminal court in Kuwait City sentenced al-Jassem to one year in prison on defamation charges stemming from an article published on his blog, Al-Mizan, which criticized Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad al-Sabah for allowing Iran to exert undue influence on Kuwait.
Al-Jassem continued to face 17 other charges in late year, including defamation, insulting the emir, and "instigating the overthrow of the regime," his lawyer, Abdullah al-Ahmad, told CPJ.