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Kuwait: Small step forward for Bidun rights as 4,000 'foreigners' granted citizenship

Headline Title:  Kuwait: Small step forward for Bidun rights as 4,000 'foreigners' granted citizenship 21 March 2013 The Kuwaiti parliament's decision to grant citizenship to up to 4,000 "foreigners" is a step in the right direction but much more must be done to protect the rights of more than 100,000 Bidun in Kuwait, said Amnesty International.Forty-three MPs voted in favour of a bill on Wednesday with only two abstentions. In order to take effect, the law must now be signed by the Amir of Kuwait."While this bill is a welcome step, the Kuwaiti government must intensify its…

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