Document - Kuwait: Amnesty International Secretary General to visit Kuwait

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL�MEDIA ADVISORY

16 October 2012

Index: MDE 17/006/2012

Amnesty International Secretary General to visit Kuwait

Amnesty International’s Secretary General Salil Shetty will head a four-member delegation to Kuwait between 16 and 18 October.

While in Kuwait, he will meet civil society activists and human rights defenders to hear firsthand their concerns and explore how Amnesty International can further support their priorities.

During the visit, he will raise areas of concern to Amnesty International on a range of human rights issues with the Kuwaiti authorities.

He is also due to attend events to highlight Amnesty International’s work and to seek support for its defence of universal and indivisible human rights in Kuwait and beyond as the Middle East continues to experience the aftershocks of the momentous events of 2011.

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