Kuwait on the Arab Spring – Commentaire

Arab Spring marks end of silence, submission

DUBAI: On a recent blustery night, with a sandstorm kicking up, Kuwait’s own Arab Spring was playing out on a quiet road of villas and tall palms. There a group of protesters gathered to recite a speech – one after the other, word for word – that accused Kuwait’s ruler, of suppressing dissent. The speech had been delivered last year by Musallam Al-Barrack, then a parliament member, and had earned him a five-year prison sentence for supposedly insulting the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah.