Amnesty International has learned that Kuwaiti journalist Muhammad â€˜Abd al-Qader al-Jasem was released on bail on 4 December 2009, 12 days after being detained. He had been held at the Interior Ministryâ€™s Criminal Investigation Department in the Kuwaiti capital, Kuwait City, after criticizing the Kuwaiti Prime Minister, Sheikh Nasser Al Sabah, during a private meeting in October 2009.
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Saudi Arabia: Imprisoned Human Rights Lawyer Attacked (UA 98/14)
Imprisoned human rights lawyer, Waleed Abu al-Khair has been attacked by a fellow prisoner and harassed by the prison authorities. He is a prisoner of conscience and should be released immediately and unconditionally.