Kuwaiti political thinker Abdullah Al-Nafisi considered the ruling of innocence of the accusation of insulting the UAE as a positive sign, and he was optimistic about the future of his country after the new emir took power, and praised the independence of the Kuwaiti judiciary and its position in the country.
In the first court ruling issued in the name of the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawwaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Criminal Court ruled two days ago that Al-Nafisi acquitted the charge of insulting the UAE, a charge classified under the category of “state security.”
Al-Nafisi said in a statement posted on Twitter, that the ruling of innocence establishes “principles that elevate us as a people and a nation that aspire to match what civilized nations seek to respect the freedoms of the individual and his right to express his opinion.”
Al-Nafisi pointed out that the court’s ruling included a “very elegant clause,” which is that the court “calls upon the state, in all its institutions, especially the executive ones, to ensure freedom of expression of opinion, and to work to safeguard it, given that the constitutional legislator is above its position and greater than its position, and even elevates it. To the ranks of public freedoms and constitutional rights. “
– Dr. Abdullah Alnafisi (@Alnefisi) October 6, 2020
The Kuwaiti thinker believed that the court’s ruling affirmed the importance of freedom of expression as one of the most prominent constitutional gains, and that he urged the state to respect it, which is strong evidence of the importance and status of the judiciary with its authority and independence in Kuwait, according to his saying.
Al-Nafisi added that he is optimistic that this ruling will be the first to be issued in the name of the new Emir, considering that it is an indication of the positive vision for the coming stage.
Al-Nafisi also expressed his optimism that the authorities would respond to the proposals he made with other activists under the name of the “Kuwait Document”, to implement political reforms.
The Public Prosecution had charged Al-Nafisi with a hostile act against the UAE, when he posted on his Twitter account phrases deemed offensive to her.