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Kuwaiti interior minister resigns over torture-murder case

While the states of the Middle East will probably not begin falling like democratic dominoes, there are a few states that strike me as more likely to be swept up by a wave of democracy.  These include Yemen, Jordan, Libya, Syria, and Kuwait.  And it is still most likely that none of the regimes in these states will collapse.  The latter state, Kuwait, is not widely considered to be at risk for political upheaval, but this BBC News article tells of an interesting resignation taking place.  A man arrested for illegally selling liquor was tortured to death while in police custody (similar incidents were occurring with increasing frequency in Egypt over the past six months).  Thus, the interior minister is resigning, and a member of the ruling family will replace him.  Now there are calls from Kuwaiti students for protests, which would be the first in the Gulf.


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