Kuwait emir ‘pardons’ 37 dissidents including royals

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Kuwait Emir Sheikh Nawaf has pardoned 37 dissidents in the country, in an apparent step toward political reconciliation with opponents. Among those who will be pardoned are government employees, royals, and dissidents referred to as “shrouded in the clothes of exile” – meaning they live abroad. Some media outlets have reported the names of those pardoned although there has been no official announcement of the individuals. Kuwait’s parliamentary speaker Ahmad Al-Sadoun and other MPs are among those who welcomed the emir’s pardons, which followed a ministerial decree. “The overwhelming joy expre…

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