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Kuwaiti MP investigated for condemning Egyptian coup

Kuwaiti MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei, who denounced the Egyptian coup and the Gulf States, including Kuwait, for supporting it, is now being investigated on charges of inciting riots.


Al-Tabtabaei posted updates on his Facebook page, saying that he was “at the public prosecutor’s headquarters because I am being investigated for participating in a vigil in front of the Egyptian embassy that denounced the military massacre in Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square.” Images of Al-Tabtabaei showed him raising the Rabaa four fingers symbol while on the way to the prosecutor. He also stated that: “the Egyptians who show resistance to the military coup are the free Egyptians. I denounce the military’s ongoing massacres, as well as the arrests and trials of innocent civilians.”

Al-Tabtabaei described Egyptian Defence Minister Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi as a “traitor” who has betrayed the people’s “trust” and committed several crimes when he decided to turn against the elected president. He added that, “Al-Sisi must be punished just like any traitor.”

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