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Kuwait denies rumours of blocking access to Twitter

Official says the move would go against ‘freedom of speech and opinion’

Kuwait denies rumours of blocking access to Twitter

Kuwait’s communication and information technology commission has denied rumours social media messaging service Twitter will be blocked in the country.

The commission's vice chairman Khaled Al-Kandari said such a move would go against "freedom of speech and opinion", reported KUNA state news agency

Al-Kandari said he is an avid supporter of the freedom of expression and stressed that Kuwait will not block any social media network.

He said no legal action will be taken against social networks in the country "unless it passes through proper legal channels".

In March 2016, The Supreme Court found Ahmad Fadhel guilty of writing comments on Twitter deemed insulting to a number of Kuwaiti judges.

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