June 9, 1991 |
The coalition that liberated Kuwait now expects the emirate to champion justice and fairness and to end human rights abuses, the U.S. ambassador to Kuwait said Saturday. "Clearly, those individuals who broke Kuwaiti laws and were parties to Iraqi criminal actions should be prosecuted fairly and fully under the law," said Ambassador Edward W. (Skip) Gnehm Jr. "But the innocent should not become new victims."
June 3, 1991 |
The young Palestinian limped out of the hospital last week so badly beaten that he had to lean on his father's arm to make it across the parking lot to the car. He talked softly, and when he lifted his hands in a gesture of helplessness, the scabs of cigarette burns were still fresh on his palms. He pulled up his T-shirt to show a mass of bruises he said were inflicted during beatings at two police stations. "They wanted to ask about my friend, who works with me," he said.
April 19, 1991 |
Amnesty International said Thursday that a wave of arbitrary arrests, torture and killings has plagued foreign nationals in Kuwait since the withdrawal of Iraqi forces, and the group complained that the government has placed a low priority on ending human rights abuses. At least 10 people have died, and there are documented reports of 40 others who have been tortured, most of them Palestinians, Iraqis, Sudanese and stateless Kuwaitis, the human rights group said.
March 22, 1991 |
By the time the police arrived Thursday afternoon, the bullet-riddled body had lain in Raed Youssef Njeibel's garbage-strewn side yard for three long days. The smell was bad enough. The body count was worse. "This is the third body they have dumped here," said the 20-year-old Kuwaiti student. But he added, "If they were brought here, it means they were guilty and were investigated."
March 18, 1991 |
The man wore only dirty white boxer shorts. His black pants were used to tie his hands behind him. His pink shirt was used as a blindfold. Nothing covered the black bruises on his muscular arms or the crudely stitched gash in his forehead. But sometime early Sunday, he was taken to an underpass on the Magreb Highway, the capital's main artery, and forced to kneel.
March 16, 1991 |
At least a month before they were evicted from Kuwait, Iraqi military forces were planning to systematically murder every adult Kuwaiti male remaining in the occupied country, a U.S. congressional delegation visiting the emirate was told Friday. U.S. officials who searched the former Iraqi command center in Kuwait city discovered documents that described Iraq's intention "to liquidate every adult Kuwaiti male," said Rep.