Monday, December 13, 2010
We Freed Kuwait So They Can Act Like Nazi's
Borrowed from The Associated Press - Thank you
Kuwait shuts down al-Jazeera for covering opposition protest meeting
The Arabic TV station is barred from Kuwait after broadcasting footage of a meeting protesting about a government crackdown
Saad al-Saedi, Al-Jazeera's bureau chief in Kuwait, at the network's offices before the authorities shut the station down. Photograph: Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images
Kuwait has shut the offices of al-Jazeera in the country and withdrawn its accreditation after it broadcast news of an opposition National Assembly member in defiance of government warnings. The network, whose headquarters is in Qatar, says Kuwait accused it of meddling in the country's internal affairs. Its reporters are also barred from working in the country. Kuwait said the move was its response to al-Jazeera's defiance of warnings not to cover recent political developments in the country. Last week it broadcast footage of police beating opposition assembly members and their supporters at a meeting to discuss a government crackdown on freedoms. The station says it will continue to cover news in Kuwait.