Mohamad al-Mail, the Chancellor of the Upper Hand Organization, was granted political asylum by the United Kingdom on May 5th, 2017. The Kuwaiti government had been pursuing him with court rulings of up to 10 years in absentia due to controversial statements he made regarding religious and political matters, leading him to flee to the UK.
Al-Mail had been sent to England by the Kuwaiti government to study political science, but they cut off his mission and closed down the Upper Hand Organization that he had established in the country. In response, he requested asylum to avoid facing an unknown fate.
Now the youngest Kuwaiti political refugee at age eighteen, al-Mail’s granting of asylum marks the beginning of a new historical phase for the Upper Hand Organization. The organization will operate from the UK with greater freedom and work towards achieving significant accomplishments while expanding its popularity to emerge as a global force.
The situation sheds light on the low level of freedoms in Kuwait.