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On 19 October 2016, the Speaker of Kuwait's National Assembly, Marzouq Al-Ghanim, disclosed information according to which the Emir of Kuwait agreed to put Law No. 78/2015 on compulsory DNA collection, in line with the Kuwaiti Constitution in order to respect the right to privacy. The Emir requested the Parliament to reconsider the scope of the law with the view of imposing compulsory DNA collection to criminal suspects only, instead of all Kuwaiti citizens and residents as it was initially envisioned.
- Violations of the right to freedom of expression,notably through the closure of newspapers and television stations;
- Suppression of any peaceful gathering and excessive use of force by the security services;
- Reprisals against activists, journalists, bloggers and political opponents;
- Continued and systematic discrimination against the Biduns
- Use of the revocation of nationality as a means of punishing political opponents