Kuwait deports oppn figure to Saudi Arabia

Saad Al Ajmi, former spokesman of the Popular Action Movement (PAM), was arrested by secret police on Tuesday.



By (AFP)

Published: Fri 24 Apr 2015, 12:55 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 9:53 PM

Kuwait City — Kuwait has deported a prominent opposition figure to neighbouring Saudi Arabia months after revoking his citizenship, his group said on Wednesday.

Saad Al Ajmi, former spokesman of the Popular Action Movement (PAM), was arrested by secret police on Tuesday and escorted to the Saudi city of Khafji by road at night, PAM said.

As part of a crackdown on the opposition, the Kuwaiti government revoked  Ajmi’s citizenship in September on the basis of an article in the nationality law that bans dual citizenship.

Local media said Ajmi was accused of holding Saudi citizenship, which he has denied. Ajmi has filed a lawsuit to challenge the government’s action. — AFP

 

 

 

 

 


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