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On 18 June, the Emir of Kuwait, Shaykh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, suspended parliament for a month to head off an escalating row between the cabinet and parliament, the latter of which was about to publicly grill the interior minister over the country’s citizenship laws. Two days later, the constitutional court stepped in with its own ruling that declared the sitting (but newly suspended) parliament to be illegal and called for the reinstatement of the previous parliament.
KUWAIT CITY – Kuwait 's constitutional court further complicated the country's chaotic political situation on Wednesday, ruling the Parliament was elected unconstitutionally and restoring the previous legislature. The state news agency KUNA said the court threw out the February 2 vote because Kuwait's leader, Sheik Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah , drew up the decree for the elections after the Cabinet resigned.
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Armed security officers wearing balaclavas led Nasser Abul, blindfolded and shackled, into a courtroom in downtown Kuwait City on July 19.