Cross dresser ar­rested

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS -

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.

ABK’s com­mu­ni­ca­tions team is pic­tured with the foun­da­tion’s mem­bers.

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