Migrant workers in Kuwait outnumber locals three to one. (AP Photo)
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A group of Kuwaitis imprisoned for taking part in anti-government protests have announced the formation of a new political bloc in defiance of their detention and charges related to their political activism. Kuwait's Democratic Party was launched this week by four Kuwaitis sentenced to prison in late November. At the time, an appeals court found 67 people guilty of a range of charges related to 2011 rallies when protesters briefly entered the Parliament chamber. Among those imprisoned is Musallam al-Barrack, an opposition leader who left prison in April after serving a two-year sentence on separate charges. He was given the harshest sentence of nine years, while more than 50 other defendants were given sentences ranging from one to five years.
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