On Wednesday 7 December 2011, The Criminal Court sentenced Yasser Al Habbeb to 15 years in prison for insulting the Prophet’s wife and other Islamic symbols, a crime that prejudiced Kuwaitis and Muslims and threatened social peace. The decision was chiefly based on articles 15, 29 and 30 of criminal law No. 31/ 1970 related to state security crimes.

The Lawyers Adel Abdul Hadi and Duwaim AL Muwaizri had filed the lawsuit with the public prosecutor against him on September 2010.