More than 100,000 Bidun who have lived in Kuwait for generations are denied citizenship and basic civil and political rights. Authorities have violently dispersed Bidun demonstrations and prosecuted protesters, saying only “Kuwaiti citizens” have the right to protest. Although citizenship claims have yet to be addressed adequately, authorities did promise the Bidun some benefits guaranteed to its citizens, such as free education and health care. As a general matter, authorities have increased internet surveillance. The Ministry of Interior said it will suspend all anonymous Twitter accounts, hoping to force users to disclose their real names. Authorities have detained and prosecuted people for using nonviolent political speech on social media.