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Former Kuwaiti opposition MP Saleh al-Mulla was acquitted by the Appeal Court on 9 March of “insulting the Amir of Kuwait and the President of Egypt” on his Twitter account.
Kuwaiti human rights activist Nawaf al-Hendal was acquitted on 1 March, along with 10 other men, of charges including “illegal gathering”.
The Kuwaiti Criminal Court issued its verdict on 12 January against 26 defendants on charges including "spying for Iran and Hezbollah”. A Kuwaiti man and an Iranian national were sentenced to death...
Former Kuwaiti MP Musallam al-Barrak was arrested on 13 June to serve a two-year prison sentence on charges relating to a speech he had made in October 2012. He is a prisoner of conscience.