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Kuwait seeks details on twitter bloggers
September 9, 2015, 9:22 am

The State Security Department has arrested the owner of the Twitter account titled ‘Decree of Necessity’ for allegedly issuing offensive remarks about some personalities in the Kuwaiti society, spreading rumors and false information, and posting sectarian comments, reports Al-Seyassah daily quoting informed sources.

Regarding the case of the Twitter account titled ‘Political Matches’, sources said the security authorities have arrested a lawyer and a media practitioner who allegedly supported the owner of the account in raising doubts about some personalities and icons of the country by providing him with information and statements which he posted in his Twitter account.

They clarified that the Public Prosecution accused the suspect of charging fees for publishing lies and incorrect information with the aim of provoking chaos in the society. It also accused him of making offensive remarks about His Highness the Amir and the Kuwaiti judiciary. The sources revealed that the Public Prosecution had asked the Kuwait Bar Society to inform the lawyer to surrender himself, before he was arrested, indicating that he will face the same accusations as those issued against the owner of the Twitter account.

Meanwhile, a security source disclosed that the owner of the Twitter account ‘Decree of Necessity’ holds a sensitive job and he has been referred for investigations regarding the source of his information. He said many personalities and citizens lodged complaints against the suspect after he involved their names in sensitive cases using sectarian phrases, indicating that the names of the individuals involved in this case will be revealed after investigations.

The source affirmed that the security authorities are monitoring all suspicious accounts on social networking websites and will deal with their owners decisively if they commit any violations. He said the GCC countries including Kuwait has asked Twitter administration to provide information about accounts under pseudonyms as their owners have been provoking chaos among people through the website.

Source: Arab Times

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