KUWAIT: Six Egyptian expats have been arrested for posting offending remarks about Kuwait and Kuwaitis via their personal accounts on social network media, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday. Security forces have arrested Ahmad Al-Sayed Farah, Ahmad Jaber Abdulsalam, Mohammad Faraj Salim, Tariq Abdulhameed Abdulhakeem, Mohammad Obaid Al-Esharri and Abdulrahman Mohammad Ahmad, the Ministry’s Security Media Department said in a statement.
The suspects have posted enticing messages directed to the Egyptian community in the country – encouraging them to go on strike, hate and called for revenge for a recent violent scuffle incident between Egyptian residents and Kuwaiti citizens in Hawally Governorate, said the statement. Their act is a clear violation of the Kuwait law, public order offence, and breach of security in addition to endangering the lives of citizens and residents, the ministry affirmed.
They will be referred to competent investigation agencies, the statement noted, reiterating the Ministry’s determination and continued efforts to prevent any misconduct that would disrupt Kuwait’s public security. The Ministry also warned of the abuse and misuse of social network media, affirming everybody’s equality before the law. – KUNA