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Yemeni posing as bedoun – Man held after 30 years

KUWAIT CITY, June 6: Personnel from the Central System for Remedying the Status of Illegal Residents (CSRSIR) have arrested a Yemeni who entered Kuwait more than three decades on a Yemeni passport but claimed he was a bedoun, reports Al- Rai daily.

The daily added, in the man’s passport the profession is mentioned as ‘cook’ and under the sponsorship of a Kuwaiti and after hiding his nationality he managed to get work in the Ministry of Defence as a cook as a bedoun.

An informed source explained the Yemeni entered Kuwait in 1983 with his original passport, but after one year of employment with the Kuwaiti army as bedoun in 1986, he visited Saudi Arabia and somehow went to Yemen and got married to one of his relatives.

After some time he managed to get his wife to Kuwait and documented his marriage as a bedoun and the couple has 11 children. The source in 2006 said, one of his sons visited Yemen, married his cousin and returned to Kuwait on a Yemeni passport bearing a different name while another son got the Article 17 passport and went to Yemen for studies, and stayed there for two years.

The source pointed out after tracking the data and the link of information received from various state agencies, CSRSIR men seized the bedoun and referred him to the competent authorities to take necessary legal action against him.

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