Kuwait’s new cybercrimes law restricts free expression and targets online activists

Recent articles in Kuwait

How a Kuwaiti transgender woman’s viral video sparked international solidarity

Maha al-Mutairi’s online video documentation of police abuse during her detainment rallied international solidarity for her release. However, discriminatory laws and police immunity in Kuwait continue to put trans people in danger.

Kuwait: 12 peaceful Bedoon activists must be freed immediately

The activists are being investigated on charges of threatening the state, spreading false news, harming the reputation of friendly countries, and misuse of the telephone.

Bedoon women attend a seminar hosted by the Kuwait Human Rights Association in Kuwait City, 4 November 2006, YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images

Kuwaiti authorities continue to target human rights defenders supporting Bedoon rights

Authorities continue to target human rights defenders who took part in four sit-ins organised in front of the Central Apparatus for Illegal Residents’ Affairs.