Kuwait confiscates “obscene” shirts, starts legal action against shops

April 12, 2010

One of the confiscated shirts - Al Horriya

Kuwait has confiscated shirts with “obscene messages and pictures” and is taking legal action against the people involved in importing and selling them.

According to Kuwaiti media, the commerce and industry ministry has confiscated “morally offensive” items and products from shops and is contacting the public prosecutor to take action against those involved in bringing and selling them in Kuwait.

The pictures and messages on the items are against public morals and incite debauchery, the ministry said.

Kuwaiti law sets a punishment up to three years’ imprisonment and an up to KD3,000 (US$9,780) fine for anyone who publicly incites in a public place immoral acts and prostitution and for anyone who prints or sells or distributes or exhibits pictures or drawings or forms or anything immoral.




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