Salman Al-Khalidi

Activist Al-Khalidi was sentenced in absentia to 5 years of imprisonment for his tweets while he was studying in Qatar. He was pardoned in January 2023, but sentenced again… More

Mohammed Rashed Al-Ajmi

A blogger and online activist, Al-Ajmi has been the victim of repeated attacks since October 2022. The first occurred in Kuwait before he was forced out of the country;… More

Anwar Al-Rasheed

Prominent Kuwaiti activist Al-Rasheed ofen uses his Twitter account to write opinion commentary on the country's public matters. He was physically restrained from speaking publically and threatened with violence.… More

Jamal Al-Sayer

Public figure and poet Jamal Al-Sayer took to Twitter in July 2021 posting his poems about corruption in Kuwait. On July 5, 2021, he was arrested and detained at… More

Blogger and Journalist Sentenced

PEN International concerned about prison sentences handed down to Kuwaiti blogger Rashid al-Anzi and journalist Ayyad al-Harbi for allegedly insulting the Kuwaiti ruling family. More

Blogger Hamad Al-Naqi Imprisoned

PEN believes that he is being targeted solely for the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression as guaranteed by Article 19 of the International Covenant on… More