Minister Denied Report Of Referring Websites To Prosecution For Criticizing Government

The Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul Rahman Al-Mutairi, denied the report of a foreign embassy concerning human rights in the year 2020. These reports indicated that 70 websites referred to the Public prosecution criticized the government’s handling of Covid 19, Al Jarida daily reported.

Al-Mutairi confirmed, in response to a question by Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Saqabi that the ministry did not refer any website to the prosecution for criticizing the government’s handling of the Corona file, or for criticizing the government’s work, and therefore there are no convictions or innocence rulings issued in this regard.

He added that the ministry is committed to implementing the laws regulating its work, explaining that all violations and warnings that websites may commit are by Law No. 8 of 2016, regulating electronic media, which does not include criticizing the government’s work.

It is noteworthy that the US Embassy in Kuwait published on its Facebook page a report on the human rights situation for the year 2020, in which it stated that “the Ministry of Information referred 25 websites to the Attorney General, and most of the referrals were due to criticizing the government’s way of dealing Covid 19.



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