Another Bedoon commits suicide, at the age of 17

Stateless Arabs, locally known as bidoons, take part in a demonstration in demand of the Kuwaiti citizenship and basic rights, in Jahra, 50 kms (31 miles) northwest of Kuwait City, on October 2, 2013. Bidoons were born and raised in Kuwait and claim they have the right to Kuwaiti citizenship, but the government says only 34,000 of a total of over 106,000 qualify for consideration, while the rest hold other nationalities. AFP PHOTO/YASSER AL-ZAYYAT

[Story from 2004 of a 17 year old girl found dead after having set herself on fire due to her hard living conditions]

According to Alaan newspaper, a 17 year old bedoon girl has committed suicide in Sulaibiya this Monday. Her family found her hanged with a rope in her room. TheĀ investigationĀ is still going and reasons are not clear but what is known is that tens of cases have been happening among young Bedoon committing suicide because of their life conditions, unemployment, and denied access to education. Here is a video putting together news of suicide attempts among bedoon

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