News from Kuwait

Kuwait: Human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli begins hunger strike for freedom


At 09am on 22 February 2017, detained human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli started a hunger strike demanding his release from prison in Kuwait after he finished serving the three-month sentence…

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The Situation of Women Human Rights Defenders in Kuwait


The Situation of Women Human Rights Defenders in Kuwait Submission to the 68th Pre-session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women to inform the List of Issues…

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Kuwait: Cyber Crimes Law silencing dissent, as Sara Al-Drees remains subject to prosecution in ongoing trial, says coalition trial observation report


Kuwait’s Cyber Crimes Law has effectively silenced dissent in the country, and brought human rights defenders to trial, including blogger Sara Al-Drees, who faces up to five years in jail for a…

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Kuwait: Prison sentence overturned for human rights defender Rana Al-Sadoun


The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) welcomes the news that a three-year prison sentence with hard labour imposed against human rights defender Rana Al-Sadoun was overturned by the Criminal Court in…

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Update: Kuwait: Blogger Sarah Al-Drees released on bail


Update: Kuwait: At the next hearing in the case of Sara Al-Drees on 27 October, the trial was postponed again until 24 November 2016. The case was heard on 24 November, and is ongoing. 2016-10-07 On 06…

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UPDATE: Kuwait: Human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli’s prison sentence upheld


On 18 October 2016, the Appeal Court in Kuwait confirmed a three-month sentence with labour against human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli. The sentence was originally handed down by the Criminal…

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