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Kuwait: Jailed Bidun Activists on Hunger Strike

Expand Bidun residential area in Taima, al-Jahra, Kuwait.  © 2019 Human Rights Watch (Beirut) – More than a dozen Bidun activists detained in Kuwait since July 2019 began a hunger strike on August 22 to protest human rights violations against themselves and the Bidun community, Human Rights Watch said today. Kuwaiti authorities should ensure that all detainees have adequate access to medical treatment. “Kuwait’s authorities should unconditionally release all Bidun activists who are being held without a recognizable charge under international law,” said Michael Page, deputy Middle East director…

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