Kuwait: Diwan issues amnesties to calm ruling family tensions

Issue 1162 - 26 Jan 2023 | 1 minute read

Overshadowed by the events in Kuwait's parliament was a new set of amnesties for 34 critics announced by the Diwan Amiri on 19 January. The majority of those affected were either jailed or convicted in absentia for voicing criticisms of the government. Leading figures in the ruling family appear to have decided they need to do all they can to remain coherent, so they can respond to the opposition from parliament.

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