On Friday, March 15th, 2020, Mohamad Al-Mail, the Chancellor of the Upper Hand Organization in Kuwait, met with British MP Gareth Thomas to discuss the state of freedoms in Kuwait and the growing number of Kuwaiti refugees seeking asylum abroad. Al-Mail presented Thomas with a list of questions to be directed to the UK government, aimed at pressuring the Kuwaiti government to withdraw laws that reduce freedoms and investigate allegations of arbitrary arrests and torture in Kuwaiti prisons.
During the meeting, Thomas expressed his concern about the growing number of Kuwaitis seeking asylum due to the declining state of freedoms in the country. He said that he had met with many Bidun Kuwaitis before, but never with Kuwaiti refugees who had fled oppression and arbitrary detention.
The meeting highlighted the need for urgent action to address the crisis of declining freedoms and the growing refugee crisis in Kuwait. Al-Mail and Thomas agreed to work together to pressure the Kuwaiti government to uphold the Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and to ensure that all Kuwaitis are able to enjoy their basic rights and freedoms without fear of persecution or arbitrary detention.
The meeting was a significant step towards addressing the growing crisis in Kuwait and highlighting the need for international cooperation to protect the rights and freedoms of all people, regardless of their nationality or background.
List of parliamentary questions:
|11/05/2020||Human rights in the UK after Brexit||Gareth Thomas MP||GT34236 | MC2020/07380||Foreign and Commonwealth Office|
|15/10/2019||Kuwait government’s persecution of human rights activists||Gareth Thomas MP||UIN 409||Foreign and Commonwealth Office|
|09/04/2019||Kuwaiti political prisoners||Gareth Thomas MP||242670||Foreign and Commonwealth Office|
|09/04/2019||Bidoon (stateless)||Gareth Thomas MP||242669||Foreign and Commonwealth Office|
|09/04/2019||Human rights violations in Kuwait||Gareth Thomas MP||242671||Foreign and Commonwealth Office|
|09/04/2019||Kuwaiti Political Refugees||Gareth Thomas MP||242672||Home Office|
Two letters were sent to the deputy, one dated May 18, 2019 with the number UHO18051901, and the other dated December 28, 2018 with the number UHO28121801.