Kuwait: Further information: Kuwaiti Bidun rights defender imprisoned: ‘Abdulhakim al-Fadhli

On 20 September, the Misdemeanours Court of Cassation upheld a sentence of one year’s imprisonment and deportation of ‘Abdulhakim al-Fadhli, a defender of the rights of the stateless Bidun community in Kuwait, for charges relating to a peaceful demonstration held in 2012. On 24 September, ‘Abdulhakim al-Fadhli turned himself over to the authorities. He is a prisoner of conscience.

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