5MPs demand Human Rights inquiry into alleged citizen torture

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MPs request that the Human Rights Committee be assigned to investigate the incident of torture of a citizen.

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 9: In a notable development, five parliamentary representatives have jointly submitted a formal request urging the assignment of the Human Rights Defense Committee to investigate an alleged incident of torture involving a citizen.

The request, endorsed by Dr. Hassan Johar, Muhannad Al-Sayer, Dr. Abdulkarim Al-Kandari, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Saqabi, and Abdullah Al-Mudhaf, outlines their collective plea for the committee’s intervention. Their statement emphasizes the need to uncover the details surrounding the incident, identify its perpetrators, and safeguard the freedom and dignity of individuals from any form of violation or abuse.

Quoting Article 31 of the Kuwaiti Constitution, the representatives underscore the fundamental rights of citizens, stating, “No person may be arrested, imprisoned, searched, or have their residence restricted, or freedom of residence or movement restricted, except by the provisions of the law. No person shall be exposed to torture or degrading treatment.”

The representatives have set a timeline for the committee, urging them to submit their investigative report to the parliamentary council within two weeks from the date of assignment. This initiative reflects a commitment to upholding human rights and ensuring accountability for any violations, in line with constitutional principles.

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