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Kuwaiti Twitter users face jail time for anti-Emir messages

Earlier this week a Kuwaiti woman was sentenced to eleven years in prison after criticising the country's Emir in a tweet. Observers say the government is cracking down on internet activists as the country's opposition prepares for a ruling by the country's constitutional court which could mean the forcing of new elections. France 24's Nathalie Gillet and Mark Thompson report.

By Mark Thompson , Nathalie GILLET

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