Dozen of Bidun activists detained in Kuwait since July 2019 began a hunger strike on August 22 to protest human rights violations against themselves
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Kuwait Authorities Arrest A Number Of Bedoon Activists After Demonstration
GCHR says the General Department of Criminal Investigation, and State Security Bureau have arrested number of activists defending Bedoon’s right.
Kuwait Targeting Political Activists Supporting Bedoon Rights
Authorities continue to target human rights defenders who took part in four sit-ins organised in front of Central Apparatus for Illegal Residents’ Affairs.
Opposition Advances in Kuwaiti Parliamentary Vote
Opposition parties and allies won 24 seats out of 50 in yesterday’s Kuwaiti Parliamentary vote
Building a Kuwaiti Human Rights Movement
Organization seeks to introduce culture of transparency to efforts to secure Kuwaiti human rights
Provocative Kuwaiti Artist Challenging Stereotypes
Changing nation is a canvass for up and coming Kuwaiti Artist Shurooq Amin inside capital city
Kuwait Women’s Activist Sentenced For Insulting Emir
Court sentences Rana Jassem al-Sadoun for political criticism during work for Kuwait women’s rights
Kuwait Opposition Leader Imprisoned
Main challenge to ruling Sabah family sidelined as ruling sees Kuwait opposition leader imprisoned
Kuwait Opposition Calls for Democracy and End of Monarchy
Major political clash set with oil dictatorship after Kuwait opposition calls for democracy
Twitter Kuwait Dissident Gets Huge Prison Term
Nation remains dangerous place for freedom of expression as shown in Twitter Kuwait dissident user jail sentence