Kuwait jails opposition members for insulting emir
Kuwait opposition former MP Musallam al-Barrak (C) speaks as opposition MPs Falah al-Sawwagh (R) and Khaled al-Tahus looks on, during a protest in al-Ogailah district, south of Kuwait City on February 5, 2013. A Kuwaiti court sentenced three former opposition MPs, Tahus, Sawwagh and Bader al-Dahum, to three years in jail for insulting the emir as the opposition blasted the ruling as 'political' and called for protests. (AFP/Getty Images)
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