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Draft bill to punish anybody who disrespects Kuwait flag
June 30, 2014, 9:39 am

MP Nabil Al-Fadhil has presented a draft bill to punish anybody who disrespects Kuwait’s national flag by adding Article 33 (repeated) to law number 31/1970 of the amended provisions of the Penal Code issued with law number 16/1960.

The bill states, “Without prejudice to the severest punishment stipulated in the Penal Code, anybody who undermines, verbally or physically, the reputation and honor given to Kuwait’s national flag or its national anthem; or if the person intentionally fails to stand up in honor of the flag or he incites such acts or do something that undermines the flag’s reputation, will be detained for not more than three years and not less than one year with fine not exceeding KD 1,000 or any of these punishments.”

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