Kuwait: Update: Kuwait: Human rights defender Sulaiman Bin Jasim sentenced to one month in prison


The Court of Misdemeanours in Kuwait on 19 October 2014 sentenced human rights defender Suleiman Bin Jassim to one month imprisonment. According to reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) the human rights defender is still free and will appeal the sentence as soon as an appeals hearing will be scheduled.

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Once again the GCHR urges authorities in Kuwait to:

  1. To immediately and unconditionally drop all charges against Sulaiman Bin Jasim;
  2. To conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the assault against him with a view to publishing the results and bringing those responsible to justice in accordance with international legal standards;
  3. Guarantee in all circumstances that all human rights defenders in Kuwait are able to carry out their legitimate human rights activities without fear of reprisals and free of all restrictions including judicial harassment.