Posters warning of corruption ahead of National Assembly take over Kuwait streets

Kuwait City: Streets in Kuwait were suddenly filled with caricature posters last Thursday, pointing out issues of corruption in the lead up to the National Assembly (parliament elections) scheduled to take place next Saturday, December 5.

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The drawings were mainly criticizing candidates of corruption and buying votes, but also raising awareness on the importance of making the right decision when voting for a candidate.

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The posters were taken down immediately as they were put up without receiving authorization from Kuwait’s Municipality.

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A security source told Al Anba that an investigation was launched to identify the person who published in posters.

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A well known Kuwaiti caricature artist, Mohammed Thallab, took to social media to denounce that he was the one that put up the posters.

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He said in a Tweet, “I do not accept my drawings to be displayed in this manner, without my permission, this is considered stealing.”

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In another tweet he reaffirmed that the drawings were up without his knowledge or permission and that it is, “the biggest corruption.”

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