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


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