| 20 May 2024, Monday |

Kuwait Emir Receives First Report from ‘Amnesty Panel’

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah received a preliminary report from the heads of government, parliament and judiciary on proposed standards for granting amnesty to dissidents, Kuwait’s state news agency, KUNA, said.


National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim, in a press statement, said that he was honored — along with the heads of the judicial and executive authorities – to meet with the Emir and present the report that included recommendations on granting amnesty.


Al-Ghanim pointed out that other reports concerning “crucial and complex” issues would be delivered to the Emir after “studying them,” indicating that these matters could not be examined in a short period of time.


“His Highness the Emir has decided to use his constitutional right as stipulated in Provision 75 of Kuwait’s Constitution,” Al-Ghanim announced.


The parliament speaker has re-affirmed that the Emir solely enjoys the power to issue amnesty in such cases.


Moreover, Al-Ghanim expressed gratitude to the Emir.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat