Tag: Kuwait

Labor Scams Continue in Kuwait

Labor Scams Continue in Kuwait

The government of Zimbabwe reports that 150 Zimbabwean women remain stranded in Kuwait after a human trafficking syndicate had promised them lucrative jobs in the country. According to the All Africa Herald, the scam allegedly involved the staff of Kuwait’s embassy in Harare. So far, 15 women have been successfully […]

In Kuwait Parliamentary Immunity is no Protection for Criticism

In Kuwait Parliamentary Immunity is no Protection for Criticism

On March 29, Kuwait’s parliament voted to strip Member of Parliament, and human rights defender, Abdulhamid Dashti of his parliamentary immunity. The Kuwaiti parliament further informed Dashti that Bahrain’s Criminal Court sentenced him to two years in prison on a number of charges, including illegal fundraising. Bahrain and Kuwait’s charges […]

HRC31 Adopts Resolution on Human Rights in the Context of Peaceful Protests

HRC31 Adopts Resolution on Human Rights in the Context of Peaceful Protests

24 March 2016 – Geneva – Today, an important resolution has been adopted during the 31st session of the Human Rights Council. This resolution, sponsored by Switzerland, Costa Rica and Turkey, refers to the “Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Context of Peaceful Protests”. It encourages States to […]

ADHRB at HRC: GCC Discrimination Against Stateless Persons

ADHRB at HRC: GCC Discrimination Against Stateless Persons

On March 21, 2016, at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, Diam Abou-Diab delivered an oral intervention on behalf of Americans for Democracy and & Human Rights in Bahrain and Alsalam Foundation during the Item 9 General Debate in which she addressed the Durban Declaration and expressed concern […]

Kuwaiti MP faces lawsuit for “Insulting Comments” about Saudi Arabia

Kuwaiti MP faces lawsuit for “Insulting Comments” about Saudi Arabia

A Kuwaiti Member of Parliament, Abdul-Hamid Dashti, is currently facing a “homeland security lawsuit” for allegedly insulting the “administration and leaders” of Saudi Arabia during a televised speech.  On 13 March, Kuwait’s National Assembly approved a claim to lift Dashti’s parliamentary immunity so that the lawsuit could proceed. Although he […]