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In pics: Protests in Kuwait

More than 500 activists have gathered outside parliament for the third week in a row after authorities jailed opposition leader and former lawmaker Mussallam al-Barrak for allegedly insulting the emir.

In pics: Protests in Kuwait
Kuwaiti policemen disperse opposition protesters during a demonstration to demand the release of political prisoners and press for democratic reforms in the oil-rich Gulf state, on March 23, 2015 outside the national assembly in Kuwait City. More than 500 activists gathered outside parliament for the third week in a row after authorities jailed opposition leader and former lawmaker Mussallam al-Barrak for allegedly insulting the emir. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Protests in Kuwait
Kuwaiti policemen stand guard during a demonstration of opposition protesters to demand the release of political prisoners and press for democratic reforms in the oil-rich Gulf state, on March 23, 2015 outside the national assembly in Kuwait City. More than 500 activists gathered outside parliament for the third week in a row after authorities jailed opposition leader and former lawmaker Mussallam al-Barrak for allegedly insulting the emir. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Protests in Kuwait
Kuwaiti policemen disperse opposition protesters during a demonstration to demand the release of political prisoners and press for democratic reforms in the oil-rich Gulf state, on March 23, 2015 outside the national assembly in Kuwait City. More than 500 activists gathered outside parliament for the third week in a row after authorities jailed opposition leader and former lawmaker Mussallam al-Barrak for allegedly insulting the emir. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Protests in Kuwait
Kuwaiti policemen disperse opposition protesters during a demonstration to demand the release of political prisoners and press for democratic reforms in the oil-rich Gulf state, on March 23, 2015 outside the national assembly in Kuwait City. More than 500 activists gathered outside parliament for the third week in a row after authorities jailed opposition leader and former lawmaker Mussallam al-Barrak for allegedly insulting the emir. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Protests in Kuwait
Kuwaiti opposition protesters take part in a demonstration to demand the release of political prisoners and press for democratic reforms in the oil-rich Gulf state, on March 23, 2015 outside the national assembly in Kuwait City. More than 500 activists gathered outside parliament for the third week in a row after authorities jailed opposition leader and former lawmaker Mussallam al-Barrak for allegedly insulting the emir. (AFP/Getty Images)