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Two scholars who were barred from entering Kuwait

Letter to Kuwaiti Minister of the Interior Lt. General Sheikh Jabir al-Khaled al-Jabir al-Sabah regarding two scholars who were barred from entering Kuwait. As a result, these prominent scholars were unable to present their research at professional meetings to which they had been invited. In both cases, the scholars were issued entry visas by Kuwait that were later revoked.

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Sentencing, suspending, and fining of Professor Ahmad Al-Baghdadi

Letter to Rashid Hamad Muhammad Al-Hamad, Minister of Education & Higher Education and Dr. Nader Abdullah Al-Jalal, President of Kuwait University regarding sentencing, suspending, and fining of Professor Ahmad Al-Baghdadi over alleged criticizing of the content and teaching on Islam in Kuwaiti primary and secondary schools.

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Exclusion of non-Kuwaiti students from studies at reopened University of Kuwait

Letter to Kuwaiti Amir expressing delight at reopening of the University of Kuwait but concern that non-Kuwaiti students have been excluded from studying, including those who were already enrolled at the university seriously affecting members of the biduun community and Palestinians who would face difficulties in obtaining necessary documents to study at universities outside of Kuwait.

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Undermining of university life and denial of academic freedom in Kuwait

Letter to Iraqi President expressing concern over the state of academic freedom in Kuwait under Iraqi occupation and the apparent contravening of the Fourth Geneva Conventions of 1949 measures which prohibit collective punishment of persons living in occupied territories as well as requiring the occupying power to facilitate the proper working of educational institutions and forbids destruction of property.

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