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Kuwaiti royal detained over tweet

Old Aug 1st 2012, 12:35 pm
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Did anyone see this story?

http://www.zawya.com/story/Kuwait_gr...emailmarketing

Kuwaiti authorities released a member of the ruling family on Sunday after holding him for four days after he accused senior government officials of corruption on Twitter.

Sheikh Meshal al-Malek al-Sabah, part of the extended ruling family, was detained on July 25, he confirmed in a short telephone interview with the Financial Times. "Until this moment I don't know why I was kidnapped," Sheikh Meshal told the FT.
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Not a surprise if the man in the street is detained over such things, but a member of the ruling family? Interesting.
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Old Aug 1st 2012, 1:06 pm
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Did anyone see this story?

http://www.zawya.com/story/Kuwait_gr...emailmarketing

Kuwaiti authorities released a member of the ruling family on Sunday after holding him for four days after he accused senior government officials of corruption on Twitter.

Sheikh Meshal al-Malek al-Sabah, part of the extended ruling family, was detained on July 25, he confirmed in a short telephone interview with the Financial Times. "Until this moment I don't know why I was kidnapped," Sheikh Meshal told the FT.
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Not a surprise if the man in the street is detained over such things, but a member of the ruling family? Interesting.
As you say, certainly interesting, although, at this time of the year, Kuwaitis tend to get a bit paranoid ( what's tommorows date? Oh....)
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Old Aug 1st 2012, 1:19 pm
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How high up is he? Theres royals and then theres Royals.

'Putting on my conspiracy hat, made with the finest KitKat foil; it could all be an attempt by Kuwaiti authorities to show how the justice system is non biased even when Royals are involved...
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