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Kuwait police use tear gas to break up rally

AP , Thursday 3 Jul 2014
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A human rights activist says police in Kuwait used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse protesters gathered in front of a jail to demand the release of a leading opposition figure.

Activist Nawaf Al-Hendal said police urged protesters gathered outside the jail early Thursday to leave before resorting to the crowd control measures.

The demonstrators were calling for the release of Musallam al-Barrack, who was ordered to be detained Wednesday as part of an investigation into allegations of insulting the country's judiciary.

Al-Barrak last month held a rally outside parliament and accused the head of the supreme juridical council of being involved in corrupt deals with government officials.

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