Supporters of Kuwaiti opposition leader and former parliament member Mussallam al-Barrak (portrait) demonstrate in Kuwait City July 2, 2014. (AFP Photo/Yasser al-Zayyat)
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Kuwaiti police fired teargas and stun grenades to disperse an opposition rally demanding the release of prominent dissident Mussallam al-Barrak, activists said Thursday.The public prosecutor Wednesday ordered Barrak, a former MP, to be held for 10 days after he was questioned for allegedly insulting the judiciary.The opposition leader is accused of slandering and insulting the supreme judicial council and its chairman, Faisal al-Marshed, in remarks made at a public rally on June 10 .Opposition groups strongly criticized the legal action against him as unlawful and "politically motivated".
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