Why Kuwait’s protests are important

Kuwaiti security arrive at the scene as supporters of Kuwaiti opposition leader and former parliament member Mussallam al-Barrak burn tires as they demonstrate early on July 5, 2014 in Kuwait City, after Kuwait's public prosecutor ordered on July 4, Barrak to be held in custody for 10 days for alleged slander and insults to the supreme judicial council. AFP PHOTO/STR

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on July 05, 2014, on page 7.




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