Six Egyptian expats have been arrested for posting offending remarks about Kuwait, including Kuwaiti institutions and people, via their personal accounts on social network media, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Wednesday.
Security forces 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 arrested have posted enticing messages directed to the Egyptian community in the country, encouraging them to go on strike, hatred, and 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 country’s law, public order offence, and breach of security, in addition to endangering the lives of citizens and residents, and disabling public and private interests, 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 misuse of social network media, affirming everybody’s equality before the law.