Kuwait’s dictatorship has resisted real reforms for generations but opposition pushing back
Kuwait democracy protest gather steam for Gulf region democracy
Kuwaiti police tear-gas opposition protesters
AFP – Kuwaiti riot police on Sunday fired tear gas and stun grenades at hundreds of opposition protesters who demanded that the new parliament be dissolved and controversial electoral legislation be scrapped. Police arrested several protesters including Osama al-Shaheen, a member of the previous opposition.
Kuwait jails second tweeter for insulting emir
AFP – Kuwait’s lower court on Monday handed a two-year jail term to an opposition tweeter for allegedly insulting the emir in the second such sentence in as many days, a human rights activist said. “Ayyad al-Harbi was sentenced to two years in jail,” the director of the Kuwait Society for Human Rights said.