Wrongful Imprisonment


A blogger Bashar Al-Sayegh was taken from Al-Jareeda news paper by Kuwait Secret Police (Amin Al Dawlah) for a comment against the Emir of Kuwait in his blog, which he deleted after reading the comment, and Jassim Al-Qames was detained for taking photographs of the illegal detainment of Bashar at the Newspaper head quarters.

Bashar was thruoughly beaten and he was made to sign a document under duress. And Jasim is still imprisoned without any knowledge of his whereabouts or updates.

This is completely against every right that we have in Kuwait. I hope they free Jasim and prosecute these people in the Secret Police for their actions. I wish we could find out their names.

Link: QSWS
Link: K.theKuwaiti
Link: 248am.com

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!


  1. I am looking into this so much Marzoug !!!

    Article 31 [Arrest, Move, No Torture]

    (1) No person shall be arrested, detained, searched, or compelled to reside in a specified place, nor shall the residence of any person or his liberty to choose his place of residence or his liberty of movement be restricted, except in accordance with the provisions of the law.
    (2) No person shall be subjected to torture or to degrading treatment.

    This is from the Kuwaiti Constitution. Other than violating Article 31 about the torture, they also violated freedom of press where they prosecuted Jassim Al-Qames for taking a picture. Also they turned their back onto freedom of speech across the internet. I really really wish someone would do something about this.

    Article 36 [Freedom of Opinion and Expression]
    Freedom of opinion and of scientific research is guaranteed. Every person has the right to express and propagate his opinion verbally, in writing, or otherwise, in accordance with the conditions and procedures specified by law.

    Kuwaiti Constitution: http://www.servat.unibe.ch/law/icl/ku00000_.html

    My advice to the two people who were imprisoned, GET A LAWYER !

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  3. Kuwaiti lai3a chabdah

    Wrongful Imprisonment?! More like wrongful governance!

    The country is run by unchecked moral-less self-excusing low class thugs and theives. They brought the whole country from one low mark to a new low mark! We are now at our absolute worst and most volatile political and economic period. All because of “green-light-given” individuals fighting for power and control! It’s not like no one knows who they are or who stole what! It’s just good old fashioned third-world-county corruption.

    Thank you ahmad al-fahad, jassim al-kharafi, sharar, Ali al-khalifa and his monkey son, etc………………. You make kuwait proud. (notice almost all are filthy rich after very modest beginings)

  4. So far Jassim has been freed. Bashar is still detained.

    This is totally crazy!

    I’ve noted and linked this on my blog as well.

  5. أطلقوا سراح… الشعب

    لن يركع شعب هزه الظلم سنينا…
    لن يركع لن يركع لو طال الزمانا

  6. dia

    it’s been really really really bugging me for the last couple of days .. cause this guy is a Kuwaiti guy .. he doesn’t hold anything against the government ..He deleted the comment after reading it ..and I believe that if they both knew that this is how things are turning out they wouldn’t have done it anyway ..Two bright young men with a two very promising futures in politics or jouranlism ..This Jassim guy his familey has no idea about his condition .. instead of arresting a guy who cares about his country and aguy who was talking about real serious topics .. how about arresting aguy who is stealing god knows what he is stealing !!!

  7. وعي وطني سنناضل من خلاله
    بالحجة والمنطق نهزم “إرهاب” الدولة

  8. Its a sad state of affair that things like this are taking place in Kuwait without people being kept in check! There should be a process for this!

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