Thursday, November 01, 2012

Not in the US press: repression in the Gulf

"A Kuwaiti columnist is no longer allowed to enter two Gulf countries he reportedly criticized in a recent column addressing their leaders, the ban becoming effective yesterday. Mohammad Abdul-Qader Al- Jassim, a lawyer and avid supporter of the opposition, wrote a column that was published online on Tuesday in which he criticized the support the Kuwaiti government received from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in its confrontation with the oppositionist political group over changing the voting mechanism." (thanks Sultan)