Kuwait opposition leader Mussallam al-Barrak released on bail
An appeals court in Kuwait granted bail on Monday to a leading opposition figure convicted of insulting the ruling emir, reports say.
According to Reuters, Barrak's lawyer, Dokki Al Hasban, said the court ruled on Monday that Barrak should be released on bail of 5,000 dinars ($17,600) and that his defense team would have a chance to argue his case next month.
Opposition supporters gathered outside the court responded to the decision with cheers.
Barrak's case has already prompted street protests, some of which have led to clashes between his supporters and police.