Middle East

Kuwait activist ordered detained for critical Tweets

Kuwaiti media says an activist has been ordered detained for 21 days after posting critical comments about the government on Twitter.

The state-linked al-Qabas newspaper reported Monday that Kuwait's public prosecutor ordered Sara al-Drees be detained and interrogated for Tweets deemed offensive to Kuwait's ruler, Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah.

Earlier this month, Al-Drees published comments on her Twitter account criticizing the government's detention of political activists.

Al-Drees was among a number of activists detained in 2013, during a spate of political unrest in Kuwait over changes to the country's electoral laws. Al-Drees and other activists were later pardoned by the ruler of Kuwait.