A Better People Condemns the Government of Kuwait for Its Sentencing of Twitter User Eyad Al-Harbi
Winthrop, MA, January 11, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Government of Kuwait has become increasingly bold in its actions against free speech. In its latest move a Kuwaiti citizen who has been tweeting his thoughts to the Emir has been sentenced to two years in prison.
In reaction to these actions A Better People (http://abetterpeople.com), The Human Rights Organization, has condemned the Kuwaiti courts, the government, and the Emir himself, for its continued oppression. John F Moore, Founder and CEO of A Better People, noted "A Better People has primarily been focused upon the mistreatment of the Kuwaiti Stateless population. In this role we have noted a continued loss of democratic principles and a focused effort to stop protests by clamping down on freedom of expression on all Kuwaiti citizens."
A Better People began a social media campaign on Twitter, FreeStatelessInKuwait, focused on raising awareness of the abuse of, and mistreatment of, Kuwait Stateless people, numbering close to 200,000, living in Kuwait. This campaign has focused upon helping this population achieve citizenship, based upon promises made to the Stateless population in the 1960s.