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Kuwait: Months-old baby in Jail

On July 18, 2011

A horrifying story was featured in the last page of the Kuwaiti daily newspaper Al-Qabas. The report said that a baby who is less than a year old is living in prison right now. The child is allegedly the result of "adultery" between an Indonesian housemaid and a Bengali man. The woman confessed to the name of the baby's father in court, who on the other side denied knowing her at all. In another court session, the woman fell down and passed away, while the Bengali man kept denying her accusations. The baby was taken to the Ministry of Social Affairs, which refused to take him in because the rules only allow them to take children of two unknown parents. As a result, the baby was taken to central jail while the case is still ongoing.