Kuwaiti royals insulted judges
A Kuwait criminal court has sentenced three members of the royal family to five-year prison terms each for insulting judges. The royals and four other codefendants were sentenced on Monday. They were initially accused of insulting Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah and fabricating videos incriminating high-ranking judges. The former head of Kuwait’s National Security Office Athbi Al Fahad Al Sabah, who is the ruler’s nephew, is among those convicted. The ruling references phone logs from the WhatsApp messaging service of the defendants planning to publish anonymous Twitter posts sharing fabricated videos of judges receiving bribes.