Kuwait: A Democracy or a Police State?

by Reema on August 20, 2007

in Kuwait Affairs, News & Politics

I’m not going to retell the story of the 2 Kuwaiti journalist who were kidnapped and detained because it has been mentioned by Kuwaiti bloggers numerous times, here are some of these sites:
State Security Arrest, Assault Blogger And Journalist
Tortured and Detained

My thoughts:

Of course I condemn such actions that are against human rights and freedom of expression but what amazes me is the reaction of “some” Kuwaiti commentators who were shocked at this news! Come on people did you actually believe that Kuwait was really a democratic state? I swear when ever I hear that phrase “we live in a democratic country” I just want to scream. No, the truth is Kuwait has always been a police state but we never hear of how many people that were tortured UNLESS their families are well-known and rich. I have known this for years and personally knew people who went through such horrendous experiences.

The news is not shocking to me at all especially with the way Kuwait is heading towards to. However I do applaud the number of Kuwaitis who expressed their opinions against such actions. The campaign that they started makes me proud to be a Kuwaiti. Indeed the future of Kuwait is in the hands of it’s youth only then we might see a democratic Kuwait.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Ali Bonga August 20, 2007 at 4:05 pm

This world is BIG enough for all of us!! ❓


Pray fOr Kuwait August 20, 2007 at 5:25 pm

we are looking for the day to see Kuwait a SHIFTED nation towards the Lord. we pray for Freedom in every thing..to talk..to do business..to own a land…to choose your religion…to say the truth … to sleep without fear … to wake up knowing if you will work your will get your rights … when you drive , you know that no one will bother you …we are looking for freedom with respect of rights and laws .. freedom from the fear of tommorow,freedon from the sponsers .. FREEDOM…Pray with us…God bless Kuwait


chikapappi August 30, 2007 at 6:05 am

babe 3adi…


The Bohemian September 21, 2007 at 3:32 pm



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