Video: Clip of assault on Egyptian toy shop workers in Kuwait cut short, says minister

A video showing two teenagers assaulting an Egyptian worker in a toys and clothes store in Kuwait was cut short and does not show all details of the incident, the Ministry of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs said Sunday.

According to a statement from the ministry, the incident actually ended with the teenagers apologizing to the Egyptian worker.

The ministry added that the Kuwaiti police arrested the teenagers and referred them to investigation, but upon the Egyptian worker’s request did not provide any further details on the incident.

Assaults on Egyptian expatriates in some Gulf countries spur anger on social media from time to time.

Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram back in July followed up with the Consul General of Egypt in Kuwait Hesham Asran regarding an incident where an Egyptian cashier in Kuwait was assaulted while at work.

In September 2019, three individuals broke into a mobile phone shop in Kuwait and beat two Egyptians working there.

Kuwait’s Criminal Court in September 2018 sentenced a male citizen to 17 years in prison for brutal physical assault of an Egyptian expatriate during working hours at a motor repair shop in the industrial Shewaykh District.

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