Kuwait

On World Press Freedom Day 2017, Freedom of Opinion and Expression in Arab Countries report released

4 May, 2017

(Beirut, Cairo) - On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) and Maharat Foundation released, on 03 May 2017, their report on “Freedom of Opinion and ...

Kuwait: Cyber Crimes Law silencing dissent, as Sara Al-Drees remains subject to prosecution in ongoing trial, says coalition trial observation report

12 December, 2016

Kuwait’s Cyber Crimes Law has effectively silenced dissent in the country, and brought human rights defenders to trial, including blogger Sara Al-Drees, who faces up to five years in jail for a tweet. A trial observation report outlines the violations of ...

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Kuwait: Court of Appeal sends 13 of al-Barrak speech repeaters to prison forallegedly “insulting the Emir”

16 November, 2016

 Cairo: 16 November, 2016 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) condemned the ruling issued yesterday, 14 November 2016, by Court of Appeal to imprison 13 of Musallam al-Barrak speech repeaters for two years in addition to bail of 2000 dinars ...

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Kuwait: ANHRI welcomes the decision to annul the revocation of Ahmed Al-Shammari’s nationality and calls for granting citizenship to “Bidun” community

10 October, 2016

Cairo: 10 October, 2016 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) welcomed the ruling issued by the Administrative Judiciary Court yesterday to rescind the Ministry of Interior decision of stripping media worker Ahmed Jabr al-Shammari of his citizenship.  Yesterday (October 9), the Administrative ...

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Kuwait: A flimsy charge “insulting the Emir” led to the imprisonment of tweep Sara Al-Derees

27 September, 2016

Cairo: 27 September The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) condemned the Public Prosecution's decision issued yesterday (26 September) to jail tweep Sara Al-Derees for 21 days on a charge of “insulting the Emir” in connection to some comments posted ...

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Kuwait: Sheikh Abdullah Salim Al-Sabah sentenced to 3 years in prison for offending the Emir

21 September, 2016

 Cairo: 21 September, 2016 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) expressed indignation at the ruling issued yesterday (20 September) by the Criminal Court to jail Sheikh “Abdullah Salim Al-Sabah”- a grandson of Kuwaiti Emir’s brother- for three years with forced ...

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Stand Up for Digital Rights! Unveiling Recommendations for Responsible Tech

16 June, 2016

Today, the Centre for Law and Democracy, in collaboration with the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI, Egypt), the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS, India), the Centro de Estudios en Libertad de Expresión y Acceso a la Información ...

Kuwait: Scope of ‘Taboo’ in Media Expands,,, ‘Bamboo Stalk’ TV Series Banned

24 May, 2016

 Cairo: 24 May, 2016  The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) decried the Kuwaiti censorship committee's decision to ban Saq al-Bamboo (The Bamboo Stalk) TV series, written by Saud Alsanousi and starring Suad Abdullah, that was to be aired ...

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Kuwait: ANHRI Condemns the Unjust 10-year in Prison Sentence Against Waleed Fares

16 May, 2016

 Cairo: 16 May, 2016  The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) has decried the ruling issued by the Kuwaiti Criminal Court to imprison Waleed Fares Nawaf Hayes (popularly known as Gibrit Seyassi) for ten years with hard labour, on the ...

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Kuwait: ANHRI Demands to Halt Implementation of the Unjust Ruling Against Activist “Abdel-Hakim Al-Fadli”

28 April, 2016

Cairo: 28 April, 2016 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) demanded to halt implementation of the unjust ruling issued against “Abdel-Hakim Al-Fadli”, a human rights activist and one of the prominent defenders of Kuwiat's stateless people (Bedoons) rights. ...

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