Dubai: Kuwait’s Public Prosecution has released Dr. Obaid Al Wasmi, a professor of law at Kuwait University, on a bail of 1,000 Kuwaiti dinars, local media reported.
According to Al Seyassah Arabic daily, the prosecution summoned Al Wasmi over a complaint filed against him by the Kuwaiti Emiri Diwan accusing him of insulting and slandering it.
The prosecutors investigated Al Wasmi who denied the accusations by the Emiri Diwan, which lodged the complaint, claiming that Al Wasmi posted on his Twitter account tweets insulting the Diwan.
Representing Al Wasmi was Lawyer Adel Al Abdulhadi who revealed that the interrogation with his client lasted for nearly four hours, during which Al Wasmi denied the accusation of insulting and slandering the Emiri Diwan, represented by its minister and staff.
Lawyer Al Abdulhadi said during the investigation, Al Wasmi highlighted that he, as an academic professor specializing in law, directed a criticism that aimed at advising the Emiri Diwan against the background of its undertaking projects that are primarily the concern of other ministries.