'Suicide of 11-year-old Kuwaiti Bidoon child' after father couldn't afford to fix games console

A 11-year-old boy from Kuwait’s stateless “Bidoon” community has allegedly committed suicide after his father could not afford to repair his games console, sparking anger on social media. It follows a string of attempted immolations over the past year, thought to be driven by the discrimination and dire living conditions faced by the stateless population. The hashtag #suicide_of_a_bidoon_child was a top trend among Kuwaiti social media users on Tuesday, after details emerged surrounding the alleged suicide of the boy in the Sulaibiya region. Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai carried a report featuring …

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