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Second day of protesting over Kuwait MP arrests

Supporters take to streets again over Musallam al-Barrak's five year prison sentence

Second day of protesting over Kuwait MP arrests
Kuwaitis took to the streets for a second night running to protest against a court verdict to jail opposition leader and former MP Musallam al-Barrak
Second day of protesting over Kuwait MP arrests
Kuwaiti courts found Musallam al-Barrak, an outspoken former member of parliament, guilty of insulting Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah in a speech in October last year in which he appealed to the emir to avoid "autocratic rule"
Second day of protesting over Kuwait MP arrests
\nAlthough OPEC member and US ally Kuwait has avoided the kind of mass pro-democracy unrest seen in other Arab countries, tensions have mounted between former parliament members and the government, dominated by the Al-Sabah family
Second day of protesting over Kuwait MP arrests
Kuwaitis take to the street as they demonstrate in Kuwait City on April 16, 2013, in protest against a court verdict to jail opposition leader and former MP Musallam al-Barrak
Second day of protesting over Kuwait MP arrests
Kuwaitis take to the street as they demonstrate in Kuwait City on April 16, 2013, in protest against a court verdict to jail opposition leader and former MP Musallam al-Barrak