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Police break up rally over jailed cleric

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti Shiites gather outside the Iranian embassy yesterday calling for the release of Iranian Shiite cleric Hussein Al-Shirazi. – Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat

KUWAIT: The interior ministry broke up a protest in front of the Iranian Embassy yesterday, where Kuwaiti Shiites had gathered to demand the release of cleric Hussein Al-Shirazi, who was arrested in the Iranian Shiite holy city of Qom a month earlier. The interior ministry warned that the gathering was not licensed as security men surrounded the embassy. The ministry also denied that permission was given to gather for an hour, adding expats must comply with law and not heed any call to protest.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

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