Kuwait police clash with opposition activists Al Jazeera 17 April 2013
Kuwait riot police fired tear gas and stun grenades at thousands of opposition activists who were protesting against authorities for raiding the house of a key opposition leader.
Several protesters were wounded in the clashes on Wednesday, the first in about three months in the oil-rich Gulf state which underwent violent protests late last year against the amendment of an electoral law, witnesses said.
Violence broke out hours after Special Forces raided the house of Mussallam al-Barrak, the former opposition MP, with assault rifles in an attempt to arrest him to serve a five-year prison term for insulting the country's emir. (read more)
Kuwaiti courts have sentenced at least 10 former opposition MPs and tweeters for insulting the emir (AFP)