Dubai, Jan 29 (IANS) Police in Kuwait have arrested several online activists for posting remarks considered offensive to Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on social networking sites, a media report said.
The National Committee for Monitoring Violations (NCV) said Thursday that the Kuwaiti secret police Wednesday arrested online activist Mohammad al-Ajmi outside his home, Press TV reported.
Online activists and former lawmakers said on Twitter that Ajmi, who is a member of the NCV, was detained over tweets he made on Saudi Arabia.
Nawaf al-Hendal, a prominent rights activist, said at least four others had been arrested by Kuwait’s security forces for tweets deemed offensive to the late Saudi king.
Kuwait has launched a crackdown on activists for making online remarks considered critical of the oil-rich state’s ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah and other Arab leaders.