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Kuwait: Further Information: Bidun defender released, awaiting verdict: ‘Abdulhakim al-Fadhli

, Index number: MDE 17/4611/2016

Bidun human rights defender ‘Abdulhakim al-Fadhli was released from Kuwait Central prison on 2 August after serving the remainder of a three month prison sentence for “misusing his phone”. He is now awaiting the verdict of the Misdemeanours Court of Cassation on 22 September on the separate charge of “illegal gathering”.