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 July 21, 2015  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

AFP reports:

A new Kuwaiti law imposing mandatory DNA tests on citizens and foreigners violates the right to personal privacy and should be amended, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Parliament endorsed the law in early July, less than a week after an Islamic State jihadist blew himself up in a Shiite mosque in Kuwait killing 26 people and wounding more than 200 others.

The new counter-terrorism law has made Kuwait the only country to demand nationwide compulsory DNA testing, HRW said.

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