Top Court Frees Leading Kuwait Opposition Figure on Bail

April 20, 2015 9:49 AM

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Kuwait's top court on Monday ordered leading opposition leader Musallam al-Barrack to be released on bail ahead of a final decision on charges he insulted the country's ruler, the activist's lawyer said.

The case against al-Barrack stems from a speech he gave during a rally in 2012. He called on Kuwait's ruling emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah, not to "drag the country into a dark abyss," and said Kuwait risked becoming an autocratic state.

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