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Burning of flags to be criminalized
June 21, 2016, 8:27 am

The parliamentary Legislative Committee has endorsed a proposal to punish anyone, who hoists a flag or banner of a country, organization, movement or sect, to six months up to one year imprisonment and fine of KD 1,000 to KD3,000.

The proposal also stipulates that anyone who continuously hoists or raises any national flag on private buildings, organizations and camps, will be jailed for three months to one year, fined KD 500 up to KD 1,000 or both penalties.

It also criminalizes the act of using the national flag as a trademark or with the intention to advertise, raising a torn or worn out flag, tearing the national flag or disdaining the flag physically or verbally.

Source: Arab Times

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