Allegations of Torture and Discrimination Raise Tensions in Kuwait

A Kuwaiti court recently convicted 22 Shia citizens and an Iranian national of offenses based on accusations of espionage and the intention to undertake “hostile acts” on behalf of Iran and Hezbollah, reportedly leading to an escalation of sectarian tensions in Kuwait. The charges came after security forces raided several farmhouses along the Iraqi border and[…]

ADHRB Sends Report on Kuwaiti Human Rights to UN

20 August 2015 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, along with the Kuwait Watch for Human Rights Organization, submitted a report to the United Nations Committee on Civil and Political Rights (UN-CCPR) concerning Kuwait’s failure to implement key provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Kuwait acceded to[…]

Nawaf al-Hendal Cites Intense Restriction of Free Speech in Kuwait at HRC29

On 26 June 2015, Nawaf al-Hendal delivered an oral intervention at the 29th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 6 on limitations on freedom of expression and other human rights abuses in Kuwait.  Please read more for full remarks or click here to download a PDF.  الرجاء الضغط هنا لقراءة هذه[…]