Correction: Kuwait story
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — In a story Feb. 19 about two Kuwaiti ruling family members being convicted of insulting the country’s National Assembly speaker, The Associated Press, relying on incorrect information provided by a lawyer in the case, erroneously reported the length of their prison sentences and the fines they received. The two each were sentenced to three years in prison and each must pay fines of 10,000 Kuwaiti dinars ($33,300).
A corrected version of the story is below:
2 Kuwait royals sentenced for insulting parliament speaker
2 Kuwaiti ruling family members have been found guilty of insulting the country’s National Assembly speaker in mobile phone messages
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Court documents show two Kuwaiti ruling family members have been found guilty of insulting the country’s National Assembly speaker.
Sheikh Athbi Al Sabah, a nephew of Kuwait’s ruling emir and former head of Kuwait’s National Security Office, and Sheikh Khalifa Al Sabah, the publisher of the now-shuttered Al Watan newspaper, were among six people sentenced Monday.
Court documents show the two men received three-year prison sentences and 10,000 Kuwaiti dinars ($33,300).
Those convicted of insulting speaker Marzouq al-Ghanim could not be reached for comment.
The case involves a group on the mobile phone messaging app WhatsApp that sought to spread fabricated videos of Kuwaiti judges receiving bribes.
Sheikh Athbi faces another five-year prison term in another trial over the group.