47,000 Arrested and 6000 Expats Deported in Last 3 months of security raids
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More than 47,000 expats were arrested during the security inspection campaigns in various areas around Kuwait for the past three month, informed Interior Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for General Security Affairs Maj Gen Abdul Fattah Al-Ali. 6,000 out of the 47,000 people arrested during the campaigns had been deported.

Sixty percent of the people arrested in the campaigns were released onsite after checking their legal statuses and IDs, 30 percent were referred to relevant authorities because they were found wanted and only 10 percent of them, who were mainly marginal laborers, were immediately deported, he explained.

According to Abdul Fattah Al-Ali, this security campaigns was reducing crime rates by at least 24 percent as indicated by various police station records.

Ali strongly denied abusive treatment of expats detained during the inspection campaigns and stressed that all arrests were videotaped and photographed to document the entire operation. He also stressed that the Interior Ministry’s Undersecretary Lt Gen Suleiman Al-Fahd never signs any deportation order unless the decision is backed by photos and documents.

13 Mar, 2016 0 3129
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