KUWAIT: Schoolboy expelled for inciting 'revolution'

Summary: A schoolboy in Kuwait was expelled on charges of inciting 'revolution' for talking about the Egyptian revolution with his classmates.

[6 May 2011] - A 10-year-old Egyptian boy was finally allowed to return to school in Kuwait, after having been expelled on charges of inciting a 'revolution' in the Arab Gulf Emirate.

The young Egyptian boy, obviously impressed with the 25 January revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak and his regime after 30 years in power, was innocently asking his peers why Kuwaitis could not imitate the peaceful Egyptian revolution.

The boy shockingly saw himself sacked from his elementary school, days before the final exams for his 'revolutionary rhetoric'. The child’s father, an Egyptian professor at a Kuwaiti University, tried in vain to convince the school administration to change the decision.

He later had to take the case to the Kuwaiti education ministry which at first refused to reverse the school's decision, despite the fact the kid's father insisted his age cannot allow him to understand or grasp the meaning or repercussions of a revolution.

But following days of consultations, the ministry was finally convinced that [the school had overreacted].

The small oil rich state of Kuwait has been spared by uprisings that have swept across much of the Arab World, demanding for greater freedoms and regime change.

But sporadic protests have taken place in Kuwait, mainly calling for the sacking of the country's Premier on charges of alleged financial corruption.

Egyptian students have amazingly, even at the elementary stage, performed sporadic protests calling for their rights, affected by the incidents of the 25 January revolution.


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