Kuwaiti MP charged for condemning Egypt coup

A Kuwaiti MP is being prosecuted for condemning the Egptian coup and his government's support of it.

Kuwaiti MP charged for condemning Egypt coup

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Kuwaiti MP is being charged with inciting riots after criticizing his country and other Gulf states for supporting the military coup in Egypt.

Waleed Al-Tabtabaei wrote on his Facebook page that he was "at the public prosecutor's headquarters because I am being investigated for participating in a vigil in front of the Egyptian embassy that denounced the military massacre in Rabia Al-Adawiya Square."

As he was being arrested, photos showed Al-Tabtabaei raising the Rabia four fingers salute. He was also quoted saying "the Egyptians who show resistance to the military coup are the free Egyptians. I denounce the military's ongoing massacres, as well as the arrests and trials of innocent civilians."

Al-Tabtabaei described the military general who brought down the elected president Mohamed Morsi, Abdal Fattah As-Sisi, as a "traitor" who "must be punished just like any traitor."

Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Kasım 2013, 17:42