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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 27: Ali Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Baghli was born in Kuwait on Jan 1, 1947 and died on Feb 26, 2023 due to a heart attack. He was a liberal, lawyer, member of Kuwait Society for Human Rights and columnist in local newspapers including a weekly column in the Arab Times newspaper. He graduated from the College of Law at Kuwait University in 1972.
He studied French in Paris, France for two years. He worked as assistant legal consultant at Kuwait Oil Company, a prosecutor and was appointed Minister of Oil from 1992 to 1996. In the parliamentary elections held in 1992, he came in first place in the Fourth Constituency (Daiya) with 919 votes.
During his tenure at the National Assembly, he served as rapporteur of the Human Rights Protection Committee. He also served as Chairman of Kuwait Society for Public Funds Protection in 1977, member of Kuwait Lawyers Society and Kuwait Journalists Association, Chairman of Kuwait National Shareholding Company, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Reef Company for Real Estate Financing and Chairman of Kuwait Society for Human Rights. It is with great sadness that the Arab Times staff and Al-Seyassah mourn the loss of one of its prominent writers and extend its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of Ali Al-Baghli and pray to Almighty God to have mercy on his soul.