“The court’s decision to overturn the DNA law is a very positive step that ends this misguided and hastily passed invasion of privacy in Kuwait,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at HRW.
Najd Province, the Saudi Arabian affiliate of the Islamic State group, claimed the June 2015 suicide attack. The Sunni Muslim network considers Shiites heretics.
Kuwait’s consitutional court, which oversees the compliance of law with the constitution, ruled on October 5 the DNA law unconstitutional on the grounds that it contravened articles on personal liberty.
The legislation — which made Kuwait the only country to require compulsory DNA testing — had required citizens, foreign residents and visitors and tourists to submit DNA samples for storage in a database run by the interior ministry.
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