Report: Kuwait orders arrests for protest

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Posted: Nov 23, 2011 10:56 PM
Report: Kuwait orders arrests for protest

Kuwait media report that authorities have issued nearly 50 arrest warrants in connection with a protest mob that stormed parliament earlier this month.

The Kuwait Times reports Thursday that defense lawyers expect even more arrests linked to the Nov. 16 storming by dozens of protesters, angered by allegations of high-level corruption against government officials.

Kuwait's ruler has ordered tighter security measures across the oil-rich state.

The parliament melee came as opposition lawmakers called for the prime minister to be questioned over accusations that officials transferred state funds to bank accounts outside the country. The motion failed, but another attempt is expected next week.