Arrest and deportation for insulting Kuwaitis

Expatriates found insulting Kuwaitis or hurting religious sentiment on social media platforms could be arrested and deported after legal procedures, said the Public Relations and Security department of the Ministry of Interior (MoI).

The department pointed to the recent case of an Asian man who insulted Kuwaitis on social media and was recently arrested in Nugra. Four others who were with him were also arrested for violation of residency laws. The five arrested face legal procedures and will be deported, while their sponsors will also be held to account, said the MoI.

Meanwhile, the ministry indicated that a number of people seen on social media uttering indecent words against Allah (SWT) and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) were identified, arrested and taken to the proper authorities to face legal action. In the meantime, the department denied reports on social media that an Arab national is running the affairs at Shuwaikh police station. It added the said person is a legal representative of a car rental company and his job requires him to frequent the police station to process transactions.