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Al-Duwailah Summoned to Kuwait State Security Agency

Al-Duwailah Summoned to Kuwait State Security Agency

Wednesday, 1 July, 2020 - 06:45
Kuwaiti former MP Mubarak Al-Duwailah.
Kuwait - Merza al-Khuwaldi

Kuwait’s State Security Agency summoned Muslim Brotherhood official and former MP Mubarak Al-Duwailah after he alleged that he had informed Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz of the details of leaked conversations he had with late Libyan leader Moammar al-Gaddafi.

His claims had prompted a warning by the Amiri Diwan that no one could attribute anything to the Emir without “an official approval” from it, adding that violations would entail legal action.

The recordings revealed plots by Kuwait Muslim Brotherhood officials, including Al-Duwailah, with Gaddafi to fuel chaos in the Gulf and Arab countries, including Iraq and Syria.

The Amiri Diwan denied Al-Duwailah’s claims that he had informed the Emir of these recordings, which were disclosed by Qatari opposition figure, Khalid Al-Hail, who is living in exile in London.

Al-Duwailah admitted to his knowledge of the recordings, but tried to shirk responsibility for them. He alleged that he was forced to “humor” Gaddafi, because he “would not dare oppose him.”

The former MP made the allegations during a television show with Mohammad Talal Al-Saeed, aired on June 23, 2020, as well as in a tweet on June 25, 2020.

Al-Duwailah is a member of the Islamic Constitutional Movement, a political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in Kuwait. He had served in the National Assembly from 1985 and in four more terms.

This is not the first time that Al-Duwailah finds himself in hot water over his Muslim Brotherhood allegiance. He has sided with Turkey in its disputes with Gulf countries and was several times accused of speaking against Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

In 2015, he was convicted by the UAE of insulting Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. He was sentenced in absentia to five years in prison.

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