The Criminal Court revoked the three-year jail sentence with hard labor imposed in absentia on blogger Rana Al- Sa’adoun for repeating the statement of former MP Musallam Al-Barrak.
The court then refrained from imposing punishment on Al-Sa’adoun and obliged her to sign a pledge of good conduct in addition to paying KD 1,000 as bail. Earlier, the Public Prosecution charged Al-Sa’adoun with offending the Amiri entity and the constituting authority when she shared the statement of Al-Barak entitled, “Enough is Enough.” The prosecution demanded for the utmost relevant penalty of five years imprisonment for the blogger.
It has been reported that the court imposed various sentences on 67 individuals facing similar charges. The accused include some members of the 2012 dissolved Parliament, writers, journalists and activists.