Kuwait’s Public Prosecution has requested the Interior Ministry arrest 47 citizens on charges of storming the parliament on 16 November.

The list does not include, however, four parliamentarians (MPs) who protested with Kuwaiti citizens, the local Arab Times newspaper reports.

Further protests are planned against the arrests.

The Legal and Legislative Committee also announced that it was lifting parliamentary immunity from the four MPs involved; Waleed al-Tabtabaei, Jamaan al-Harbash, Faisal al-Muslim and Mohammed Hayef (MEED 17:11:11).

The four are charged by the Interior Ministry with making defamatory remarks against Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammed al-Sabah.

Parliament is scheduled to reopen on 29 November, when it will discuss the questioning of the prime minister over bribery allegations.