ANHRI condemns the arrest of 20 Egyptian citizens on charges of participation in unauthorized demonstration in application the repressive law enacted by Kuwait to allegedly organize the peaceful demonstrations which took place last month in Kuwait.
The forces have arrested 20 citizens in Kuwait who assembled in “El-Jazeera El-Khadra’” regarding the political situations in Egypt which the authorities considered it as unauthorized assembly. Then they dispersed the demonstration due to a report filed by the responsible of the touristic site of “El-Jazeera El-Khadra’” in which they said 20 Egyptians carrying slogans and banners related to the situation in their country. Then they were taken to the general security directorate and confiscated all the banners and slogans.
News spread about the exile of the Egyptians after the end of the investigations.
ANHRI said that “such repressive act has ended the respect of the authorities to the freedom of expression and the right to peaceful assemble”.
ANHRI wonders how could a demonstration made by 20 citizens to refuse some political situations of their country could threaten the public security or Kuwait afraid of the peaceful demonstrations, whatever the purpose.
ANHRI calls the authorities to immediately release all the Egyptian detainees and respect the freedom of opinion and expression in addition to the right to peaceful protest.