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Jan 19, 2008 Quickie Link: Transgenders Jailed in Kuwait
By vanrozenheim

(Kuwait) - Kuwait "should immediately release more than a dozen persons jailed under Kuwait's new dress-code law" since mid-December, the New York-based rights HRW said. "Kuwaiti authorities should immediately drop all charges against those arrested, and investigate charges of ill-treatment in detention," it said. According to HRW, the Kuwaiti National Assembly approved a law which criminalises people who "imitate the appearance of the opposite sex". Since then 14 people have been arrested. The new law targets namely "transgender people... (and) aims at further restricting their rights and completely eliminating their public presence," it said.

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