Al-Duwailah Summoned to Kuwait State Security Agency

Kuwaiti former MP Mubarak Al-Duwailah.

Kuwait’s State Security Agency summoned Muslim Brotherhood official and former MP Mubarak Al-Duwailah. This is after alleging that he informed Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; and King Salman bin Abdulaziz of the details of leaked conversations he had with late Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi.

His claims prompted a warning by the Amiri Diwan that no one could attribute anything to the Emir; without “an official approval” from it. He also added that violations would entail legal action.

Fueling Chaos

The recordings revealed plots by Kuwait Muslim Brotherhood officials; including Al-Duwailah, with Gaddafi to fuel chaos in the Gulf and Arab countries, including Iraq and Syria.

The Amiri Diwan also denied Al-Duwailah’s claims that he informed the Emir of these recordings; disclosed by Qatari opposition figure, Khalid Al-Hail, who is living in exile in London.

Al-Duwailah admitted to his knowledge of the recordings, but tried to shirk responsibility for them. He alleged that they forced him to “humor” Gaddafi, because he “would not dare oppose him.”

The former MP made the allegations during a television show with Mohammad Talal Al-Saeed, aired on June 23, 2020, as well as in a tweet on June 25, 2020.

Al-Duwailah is a member of the Islamic Constitutional Movement, a political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in Kuwait. He had served in the National Assembly from 1985 and in four more terms.

This is not the first time that Al-Duwailah finds himself in hot water over his Muslim Brotherhood allegiance. He sided with Turkey in its disputes with Gulf countries and was several times accused of speaking against Egypt as well as the United Arab Emirates.

In 2015, the UAE also convicted him of insulting Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. He was sentenced in absentia to five years in prison.