Kuwaiti Shiite and Sunni MPs in parliamentary fistfight

AFP , Wednesday 18 May 2011

Shiite and Sunni Islamist Kuwaiti MPs fought with fists in parliament Wednesday during a heated debate over Kuwaiti inmates in the US Guantanamo Bay detention centre.

The parliament was holding a debate over four Kuwaiti detainees in the US prison camp in Cuba, when a Shiite MP provoked some Sunni fellow MPs by dismissing the prisoners as "Al-Qaeda" militants.

The debate was attended by a delegation of US lawyers defending the inmates.

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