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1. Geography
2. Political situation
a. Rulers
3. Defense
4. Economy
a. Figures
5. Health
6. Education
a. Universities
7. Media
8. Demographics
9. Religions
a. Freedom
10. Peoples
11. Languages
12. Human rights
13. History
14. Cities and Towns

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Human rights

Individual freedom is guaranteed to all Kuwaitis. All arrests, punishment or exile shall be imposed within the rulers of law. All Kuwaitis have the freedom of movement and can live where they chose inside the country.
Freedom of opinion and expression is free and full within the boundaries of the law. The Emir can under certain circumstances suppress the freedom of the press, but in general Kuwait is acknowledged for one of the freest presses in the Muslim world.
There are still limitations on democracy, but Kuwait has a developed level of freedom of speech. Kuwait is still very much marked by the control exercised by the hereditary Emir, who is a sole ruler even if there is a government with ministers.
Trade unions are permitted, and private ownership of companies is allowed.

By Tore Kjeilen