Kuwait court upholds blogger's sentence for 'tarnishing Emiri authority'

Manama, July 21 (ANI): A jail sentence against a female blogger on charges of undermining the status of the Emir has been upheld by Kuwait's court of appeals.

According to Gulf News, the court said that Sarra Al Darees would have to spend 20 months in prison after she posted four tweets deemed offensive to the country's ruler, with the initial sentence being issued by a lower court in May.

The report said that the blogger had used her microblog account and her mobile to abuse the Emir on several occasions.

She was found guilty of posting four tweets tarnishing the Emiri authority but was declared innocent of making 44 other tweets for which she was investigated, the report added. (ANI)