Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Reasons for the Protests in Kuwait

Protests this evening led to violent clashes between special forces and opposition supporters in Kuwait tonight, tear gas, rubber bullets are said to have be used, many arrests made.

Seems the protesters are calling for 'cleansing the judiciary and the government of corruption' also to show solidarity and call for the release of Musallam Al-Barrak, a former MP and opposition leader. Musallam Al-Barrak, who is being detained for investigation at Central Prison, alleges he has documents proving billions of dollars in illicit transfers were made to senior officials, including judges.

Jaber Al Mubarak Al Sabah, the Prime Minister, says Musallam Al- Barrak's documents are of no value and do not pass examination. The PM was quoted in local newspapers Wednesday making the remarks to members of Kuwait's parliament, who called for a discussion of the documents.

The Finance Minister was also quoted saying the documents are difficult to authenticate because they lack important details.

Kuwait's Supreme Judicial Council ordered an inquiry into the serious allegations made by Al-Barrak, who supposedly revealed the documents to more than 6,000 protesters late Tuesday. His opposition group had called for the anti-corruption rallies in the Gulf monarchy.

AP News Source


  1. Very difficult to comment publicly on anything. Everyone should watch this particular situation very closely.

    1. Agree, I'm also cautious. We need the so called 'evidence' publicised and verified. If the 'evidence' is not verifiable or forged then somebody needs to go on trial for fraud and sedition. Why is it taking so long to sort out? If the evidence can prove what Al Barrak is alleging then those others accused should be held accountable, via the judiciary system, before the country falls apart. Seems pretty simple really. These are difficult times. ISIS on our doorstep and a split in loyalties in Kuwait.


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