US-based poet and activist Bidoon says Kuwait is deporting her | app

ROME (AP) — A Bidoon poet and activist who holds U.S. citizenship said Tuesday that Kuwait planned to deport her against her will after she traveled to the oil-rich country to visit her family.

Mona Kareem, 35, told The Associated Press that she was sitting on the ground at Kuwait International Airport after being questioned after arriving on a flight from Beirut. She comes from Kuwait’s so-called Bidoon community, which is largely made up of descendants of desert nomads considered stateless by the government.

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