June 15, 2015

Kuwait: Release Musallam al-Barrak (UA 134/15)


Former Kuwaiti MP Musallam al-Barrak was arrested on 13 June to serve a two-year prison sentence on charges relating to a speech he had made in October 2012.

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Former Kuwaiti MP Musallam al-Barrak was arrested on 13 June to serve a two-year prison sentence on charges relating to a speech he had made in October 2012. He is a prisoner of conscience.
 
1) Please write immediately in Arabic, English or your own language:
  • Calling on the Kuwaiti authorities to release Musallam al-Barrak immediately and unconditionally and quash his conviction, as he has been jailed solely for legitimately exercising his right to freedom of expression;
  • Urging them to uphold the right to freedom of expression and repeal laws that criminalize the peaceful exercise of the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly.  
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
 
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with UA 134/15 in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.