Fine upto KD 6,000 for spreading incorrect or fake news

Monday, May 14, 2018

Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee proposed an amendment to law number 31/1970 by adding a new article for spreading incorrect or fake news. According to local media report, fine of not less than KD 3,000 and not more than KD 6,000 shall be imposed on anyone who uses print, video or audio media, or any technical means, for publicity, publishing incorrect news about heads of friendly nations in order to harm or demean them, harm Kuwait’s political relations and threaten the supreme interests of the country.

If the same crime is repeated within five years, the punishment will be imprisonment for a period not exceeding three months and fine of not more than KD 10,000 or one of these penalties.

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