A Kuwaiti court on Monday extended the detention of Kuwaiti lawyerI assume America, which took more than a little effort to help this place, is making representations.
and columnist Mohammad Al Jasem until June 21.
The court said that it would hear the testimony of an investigation
officer on the case that has divided the Kuwaiti society and sparked
international calls for the release of the 54-year-old detainee.
Al Jasem, charged with damaging national interests, told the court
that his detention was illegal and his team of lawyers called for his
immediate release, according to Kuwaiti media.
The court kept the defendant in police custody, but agreed to have him
examined by a medical team to assess his health condition. His family
said that he had had heart problems in the past.
The public prosecutor last month imposed a gag on the coverage of the
trial of Al Jasem who last November was detained for 12 days in a
separate case initiated by the Kuwaiti prime minister who accused him of
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Free speech in Kuwait
Kuwaiti activist's detention extended until June 21