Lawyer: Former Kuwait Government Minister Jailed for Article

January 11, 2015 1:48 PM

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A former Kuwaiti minister of information who runs an online news site has been jailed for a week over an article critical of government spending, his lawyer said Sunday.

Saad bin Tefla was arrested Saturday night at an airport security checkpoint as he tried to leave the country for Saudi Arabia to perform a religious pilgrimage, lawyer Alhumaidi al-Subaie told The Associated Press.

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