Twitter Campaign for Detained Kuwaiti Activist
|September 25, 2012|
An officer whom Bo Homaid argued with at the demonstration filed a complaint the following day accusing Bo Homaid of offending the authorities. Bo Homaid filed his own complaint against the officer, but the Kuwaiti Authority has not followed up on his behalf.
Activists posted a Youtube video showing Bo Homaid arguing with another officer. In the video they allege that the officer that filed the complaint against Bo Homaid used his government connections to avoid disciplinary actions and to punish Bo Homaid. Bo Homaid said in the video that he was exercising his legal right to protest under Kuwaiti law.
In support of Abdul Aziz Bo Haimad, online activists have created the hashtag: #الحرية_لعبدالعزيز_بوحميد (Freedom for Abdul Aziz Bo Homaid).
In response, Saad Al Tami, a Kuwaiti journalist tweeted:
عبدالعزيز بو حميد أسير و ليس سجين لأن السجين يسجن من أجل جرم ارتكبهو الأسير يأسر لأنه يدافع عن وطنه#الحرية_لعبدالعزيز_بوحميد"سعد الطامي(@altamikwt) September 20, 2012
نعم نحن في دولة القانون لكن من دون تطبيق القانون !!!# عبدالعزيز بو حميد" عادل الفضلي (@adelzamel90) September 19, 2012