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Kuwait clamp on terror websites

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait has blocked a number of Internet blogs and websites with links to "terror" cells and groups, a top official said in comments published yesterday.

"The ministry has blocked blogs ... used by some to communicate with terror cells and extremist groups," communications ministry under-secretary Abdulmohsen Al Mazeedi told Kuwait's An Nahar newspaper.

He said the ministry had also blocked sites deemed offensive to God and the Amir and which undermined national unity, in addition to those promoting pornography.

A number of MPs have described the monitoring of blogs as a breach of the constitution and threatened to question Communications Minister Mohammed Al Baseeri in parliament.



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