Cross dresser arrested
A male cross dresser was arrested by Hawally police and sent to vice detectives for further legal action. Police approached the suspect’s car after reports of loud music and public nuisance were made. The man was found inside the car, dancing and wearing women’s clothes and makeup. It is illegal in Kuwait to ‘cross dress’ (wear the clothes of the opposite gender).
Death at sea
A man died yesterday in the Ras Al-Ardh sea area in a maritime accident. The fire department received a call about a collision mid-sea, marine rescuers rushed to the area and discovered a man had drowned following the crash. His body was recovered and handed to the coroner. No further details were immediately available.
Man imprisons wife
A citizen punished his wife for going out shopping without his permission by beating and imprisoning her. The woman called police and told them what happened. Police went to the house and the husband opened the door for them. The police then removed the woman from the home and took her to the station where she filed a complaint against her husband, who admitted the charges.
Stabbing in Ishbliya
A citizen was stabbed by a compatriot during a fight in Ishbliya area. The fight began over an argument regarding the sale of a motorcycle. The injured man was taken to hospital, while the attacker was taken to the police station.
Missing girl arrested
Hawally police arrested a girl in her 20s, who was reported missing by her family for more than two weeks following an argument. The woman was staying with a female friend of hers. The friend was also arrested for questioning. Despite constitutionally-guaranteed equality, women in Kuwait still face discrimination in many aspects of their lives, and large legal gaps remain in protections for women. Kuwait has no laws prohibiting domestic violence, sexual harassment, or marital rape. Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis, unlike Kuwaiti men, cannot pass on their citizenship to their children or spouses. Kuwaiti law also prevents a woman marrying a partner of her choice without her father’s permission.
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