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The Fight for the Kuwaiti Emiracy: Chapter Sixteen

It turns out that there has been a lot more warring in front of Judges about the atrocious quality of the Kuwaiti courts and legal system, as well as more litigation about the veracity or forgery of the videos in the so-called "videos affair".

After a certain Kuwaiti person, whose name has been anonymised in the decision but who was charged with forgery of the videos in Geneva, was successful in his asylum appeal in the United Kingdom on the basis of the disgraceful standards observed in Kuwaiti domestic courts, the UK Home Office appealed. By a decision dated 9 April 2019, an appellate immigration court dismissed the Home Office's appeal and confirmed the grant of asylum in favour of the Kuwaiti person.


The headlines of the decision are these:

  1. There was no reason to doubt the lower court's findings that the Kuwaiti courts and legal system were highly corrupt and abusive.

  2. There was no reason to doubt the lower court's findings that the person granted asylum would be subject to degrading or inhuman treatment should be removed to Kuwait.

  3. The appellant was the victim of political persecution in Kuwait.

  4. The Swiss Geneva "videos affair" proceedings were politically motivated.

  5. There was no evidence whatsoever to suggest that a crime had been committed in Switzerland.


Here is a link to the UK court's decision:


https://d085b3be-2bc3-46ba-b3cf-cf0b6e23d977.usrfiles.com/ugd/d085b3_0b97956a7d1d4ce1a91d5b3353b6ca55.pdf