On April 23, 2019, the Kuwaiti Criminal Court issued a new sentence against the 21 year old Kuwaiti journalist Mohammad Al-Mail, to be sentenced to SEVEN YEARS in prison in absentia for political and religious views. These sentences join his first verdicts in 2017 to constitute a total of 17 years imprisonment. He was charged with three main charges under the IT Crimes Act 2015.
“It is painful for Kuwait to become an oppressor for its citizens and to try them even when they are outside their territory,” Mohammad Al-Mail said in response to the verdict.
It is noteworthy that Kuwait has become even worse regarding the level of freedoms in the country, especially after the enactment of the IT Crimes Law 2015, which specializes in the hunt for ordinary citizens who only express their views, along with other laws preceded as the Publications Law 2006, for the TV presenters and journalists.
On February 14, 2017, the Kuwaiti Criminal Court sentenced Mohammad Al-Mail to 10 years in prison under the pretext threatening State Security.
On July 23, 2018, the Kuwaiti Court – IT Crimes Department ruled to fine him three thousand Kuwaiti dinars for publishing articles that were against the judiciary.