I am writing this letter in order to report some violations to human rights that occures in my country , I apologise for the poor writing since English is not my first language . I am from Kuwait and I dare to say that our situation as born citizines is getting worse day by day .
Islamic fundamentalists in my country are taking advantage of numerous loop holes in our constitution and democratic system in order to turn Kuwait into a backward islamic state which belongs to pre-historic ages . More restrictive laws are proposed by the elected parliment members almost everyday which are approved and acted upon by the executive branch (the government).
Examples of already existed laws :
-Lack of the freedom of belief which is punished by revoking citizinship.
-Prohibition of renting apartments or hotel rooms by Kuwaiti bachlors .
-Prohibition of eating or drinking in public places in the mornings of Ramadan (lunar calender month).
-Prohibition for women to renew or get a passport without the permission, approval , presense of a legal guardian.
-Restrictions on freedom of speech concerning historical and some public figures , beliefs and religious traditions .
-Overused sencorship in the media (TV , News papers).
-Applying too many restrictions on entertainment goods (movies , books , video games , etc ..) which results in banning a large percentage of exported material.
-Banning any form of bublic celebrations on the basis of maintaining tradition and moral values , except for the national celebration which already contains illogical restrictions .
-Dress code law to ban the imitation of the opposite sex (very elastic).
-Women can work only in defined hours .
-refusal to build house of worships for non muslims with very little exceptions .
Examples of newly proposed laws that its application is only a matter of time :
-Applying islamic sanctions (chopping off hands , beheading , whipping )
-Establishments of (virtue command) religious institution like the one which already exists in saudi arabia , involving men in civilian clothes beating up women to cover themselves and closing shops at prayer times .
-Banning the national day celebration and any form of holiday that is not islamic .
-Breaching the privacy of private property to ensure abiding by islamic laws .
-Banning any form of bublic speech which contains a slight remark about religion
-Banning exported media (dvds , books)
Reports from the government with regards to these issues are lacking credibility and show absolute bias , that is why I recommend that you do not consider them very highly . I hope this desperate attempt will be the first step in ending this reign of tyrrany that has plagued our country for more than thirty years . Thank you .
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