Posts Tagged ‘kuwait’

No end in sight

One more time, the 50 year old misery of over 100,000 people is handled with the utmost disregard and indifference by the members of Kuwaiti National Assembly. Another long awaited session, that was supposed to bring legislations aimed to grant the Bedoon population of Kuwait their basic human and civil rights was postponed, “for lack […]

The Bedoon revolt

Unfortunately, Kuwait witnessed another day of crackdown on public liberties today, when a group of Bedoons (the stateless population of Kuwait) who held a peaceful protest to demand their civil rights were attacked by security forces in Jahra, roughly 30 km to the west of Kuwait city. The Ministry of Interior’s spokesman said that the […]

Planning or justification?

Recently, the long awaited recommendations of the Higher Planning Committee for the resolution of ‘statelessness’ in Kuwait were released. The recommendations were extremely disappointing, as they excluded 75,000 bedoons from any sort of resolution, calling many of them ‘criminals’! In fact, even the lucky category of 15,000 stateless people, who can provide proof of residence […]

Austrian tolerance!

HalluciNations It really sounds like some sort of a disease, "your husband is suffering from an advanced stage of 'Austriantolerance' madam, and there's nothing we can do about that, we are very sorry!" – could be a sentence from a cheesy science fiction movie. The funny part is, this is not too far from the […]

MO-IQ-8!

HalluciNations This is not a code or a password, it is just a title for an article about the Ministry of Interior (MOI) of Kuwait (Q8). It might seem like I am deliberately targeting those guys, especially since it wasn't so long ago that I wrote about their "safari" photos, where they show people kneeling […]

Police safari photos!

HalluciNations Everyone of us saw, at least once, the pictures of a lineup of people arrested by police forces on suspicion of various offenses in pretty much every Kuwaiti newspaper. These suspects are shown kneeling on the floor in front of the illegal goods they were caught with, be it drugs, international calling telephones, or […]

Kindergarten democracy

I've said before that democracy is a powerful tool, pretty much like the car; you are free to use it to go wherever you want, but before being allowed to drive it, you need to get a driver's license first. When I think about a number of policies adopted recently by the National Assembly, I […]

The rule of the thumb for injustice!

The Kuwaiti government claims that Bedoon are not stateless, these people have citizenships from other countries, and they are hiding them, because they want to benefit from the Kuwaiti citizenship, even though most of them actually resides in the country even before its declaration of independence back in the year 1961. However, according to the government, these […]

Evaluating Kuwaiti Democracy

Parliament I’ve been busy covering Kuwaiti parliament election in the past 6 days. For the first time in Kuwaiti history 4 women was elected, which is amazing to everyone here, no one expected this breakthrough for Kuwaiti women in such short time, a lot of people now consider Kuwaiti democracy to be a role model […]