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Rights report sent to UN by Kuwait ‘good’ – Panel
June 22, 2015, 8:56 am
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Advisor of Parliament’s Human Rights Committee Adel Al- Qallaf says the report on human rights, which was sent recently by Kuwait to the United Nation’s Committee against Torture, is ‘good’, affirming that Kuwait responded to the committee’s request based on its commitment towards the committee, reports Al-Rai daily.

He stressed that the report covers various aspects concerning human rights, affirming that Kuwait holds high positions both regionally and internationally in terms of implementation of principles related to human rights.

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It was mentioned in the report that the International Red Cross Organization affirmed, during its visit to the country, that Kuwait is a pioneer in the welfare care provided in its correctional centers, and it preceded the World Health Organization in supervision of these centers by the Ministry of Health instead of the Ministry of Interior.

The report included statistics on the number of people who were deported from Kuwait between the period from 1 January, 2013 until now, which is about 88,430 expatriates. It stated, “Kuwait takes proper care of the deportees and violators of residency law by dealing with them from a humanitarian aspect.

Many times, Kuwait has canceled the fines imposed on those who violated the residency law regardless of the amount, and allows the violators to exit the country without the need for obtaining approvals from any authorities”. It was also revealed in the report that a total of 678 individuals of different nationalities, who were to be deported, were released between 2012 and 2015 after an Amiri amnesty was issued. The report stressed the keenness of Kuwait to implement the law, affirming that the concerned officials regularly monitor the jails of police stations and correctional centers in the country such as sudden inspection tours to ensure the arrested individuals are being treated properly.

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