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Kuwait police fire tear gas to break up stateless demo

AFP – Kuwaiti riot police on Tuesday used tear gas and smoke bombs to disperse hundreds of stateless demonstrators who were demanding citizenship and other rights, witnesses and activists said. The stateless, known in Kuwait as bidoons, converged on the … Continue reading

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Kuwait govt backs crackdown on stateless protests

KUWAIT CITY — Kuwait’s security forces were right to suppress protesters demanding citizenship rights, the cabinet said Sunday, after recent demonstrations by the so-called “stateless” turned violent. “The council of ministers expresses its backing and support for the measures being … Continue reading

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Kuwait police break up demo, scores wounded

  KUWAIT CITY — Several people were wounded and dozens arrested on Friday as Kuwaiti police used tear gas, water cannons and batons to disperse stateless protesters demanding citizenship, witnesses and a rights group said. Hundreds of riot police backed … Continue reading

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Kuwaiti police disperse stateless protesters

KUWAIT CITY — Kuwaiti riot police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse hundreds of stateless protesters who demonstrated for the second time in four days demanding citizenship. A number of Kuwaiti activists joined the protesters to press … Continue reading

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Kuwaiti police fire tear gas at stateless demo

KUWAIT CITY — Kuwaiti riot police used tear gas and water cannons on Friday to scatter hundreds of stateless protesters demanding citizenship, a move that angered political groups and former MPs. The police sought to break up a crowd of … Continue reading

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Inmates protest, attempt ‘suicide’

KUWAIT: Security forces restored order at the deportation jail after backup police were called to subdue a mutiny carried out by eight inmates on Sunday night. The inmates – seven Egyptians and one Saudi – tied bed sheets together and … Continue reading

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Security crackdown thwarts bedoon demo plan

KUWAIT: The heavy security measures taken to prevent any bedoon (stateless) residents from gathering for a demonstration in Irada (Determination) Square opposite parliament on Friday succeeded in preventing the protest, which had been called for on social networking sites, according … Continue reading

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Inmates of Deportation Center on hunger strike

KUWAIT CITY, June 28: The inmates of the Deportation Centre have gone on hunger strike to protest their ‘illegal’ detention, reports Al-Mustaqbal daily. Some of them claim they have been at the center for a long time and the concerned … Continue reading

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Heavy security succeeds in quashing bedoon protests

KUWAIT: A heavy police presence in Taima helped to prevent any bedoon (stateless) demonstrators from gathering to protest for their rights on Friday, according to a security official. Speaking to Al-Qabas on condition of anonymity, the security official said that … Continue reading

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Riot police fire tear gas to disperse Kuwait rally

KUWAIT (Reuters) – Kuwait riot police fired tear gas Friday to break up a small, peaceful demonstration by stateless Arabs who were demanding greater rights in the oil-rich Gulf nation. Police in protective gear advanced on around 200 protesters who … Continue reading

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