Comoros offer highlights plight of Kuwait stateless

Stateless Arabs, known as bidoons, shout slogans as they protest to demand citizenship in Jahra, Kuwait, on October 2, 2012Oil-rich Kuwait’s announcement that tens of thousands of stateless people will be offered citizenship of the impoverished African nation of Comoros has highlighted their decades-old plight. The stateless people, known as bidoons, insist they were born and raised in Kuwait and thus have full rights to claim citizenship. Kuwait says a majority of the bidoons belong to other countries and that only 34,000 of them qualify for consideration of citizenship after meeting a set of stringent conditions.

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