EGYPTIANS TO BE DEPORTED FROM KUWAIT FOR HOLDING PRO-SISSI DEMO

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait, May 19 Kuwait is set to deport 15 Egyptian nationals, after they organised an illegal gathering, following a voting session at their country’s embassy here.

The decision was made yesterday after the men were questioned for a second day, after they were arrested for violating local regulations that bans non-Kuwaitis from staging public rallies for security reasons.

The men reportedly raised banners and shouted slogans in support of Egyptian presidential candidate and former field marshal Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi, as they exited a polling station in Abu Halifa. They were immediately arrested by Ahmadi police officers at the scene and taken to the Criminal Investigations Department, where they were remanded in custody pending further action.

Officials from the Egyptian Embassy had stepped in to resolve the situation, according to an Al-Anbaa daily report yesterday, quoting a security source with knowledge of the investigations. He said that the officials tried to convince local authorities to avoid deporting the men, and instead release them on parole after they sign documents promising not to repeat the violation.

Kuwait had deported nine Egyptian nationals after they participated in protests outside their country’s embassy in Aug last year. They were among dozens of protesters who staged two demonstrations to protest deadly crackdowns in Cairo against supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

SOURCE: KUNA

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