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Name :Jasim Al Sagar
Period :1918 - 2006
Biographical detail : An Arab nationalist and campaigner of political freedom and human rights

One of Kuwait’s most respected politician, al-Sagar was an Arab nationalist who devoted his life to advancing political freedom and human rights that sometime clashed with the ruling al-Sabah dynasty.

He focussed on Kuwait’s emergence as an internationally important trading and financial centre after the country attained independence from Britain in 1961.

Al-Sagar became deputy in the national Assembly after elections in 1975, 1981 and 1992 and supported women’s rights and dared stand alone in opposing law banning Kuwaiti citizenship to non-Muslims.

To the end Jasim supported the Palestinian battle for survival, opposing the normalisation of relations with Israel and demanding the boycotting of Israeli goods.

Jasim al-Sagar was born into an old established Kuwaiti family that dominated the date trade as owners of large plantations on the Shatt al-Arab.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan)


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