Kuwait’s parliament, reacting to a suicide bombing last week that killed 26 people, adopted a law Wednesday requiring mandatory DNA testing on all the country’s citizens and foreign residents.
The legislation, requested by the government to help security agencies make quicker arrests in criminal cases, calls on the interior ministry to establish a database on all 1.3 million citizens and 2.9 million foreign residents.
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Reacting to threats of terrorism by eroding privacy … now where have we seen and heard that before? It’s a shame Kuwait has not learned from the U.S. experience post-9/11.