Kuwait Amir orders payment of citizens, expats prisoners debts

Kuwait’s Amir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah on Sunday ordered the payment of debts for citizens and expatriates held in prison for failing to pay them up, the Emiri Court said.

“His Highness the Amir’s generous decision was announced in celebration of the auspicious occasions of Kuwait’s 57th National Day and 27th Anniversary of Liberation,” the court said in a brief statement carried by Kuwait News Agency (Kuna).

The money owed by the prisoners will be paid by the Emir according to specific regulations, the statement added.


Thousands of Kuwaitis have been facing legal issues after they failed to pay up their debts, resulting in prison terms.