Kuwaiti police Wednesday arrested at least one opposition activist over charges of storming parliament while other activists began surrendering voluntarily, their lawyer said.
"Police arrested youth activist Yussef al-Shatti at Kuwait Airport this morning," coordinator of the opposition defence team Al-Humaidi al-Subaie told AFP.
Subaie said that so far the public prosecutor has issued around 50 arrest warrants against opposition activists who stormed the parliament building last week after a rally and clashes with riot police.
Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Sunday described the incident at parliament as a "black day" for the oil-rich Gulf state and said that legal action will be taken against some 40 activists.
Subaie expected that more arrest warrants will be issued against other activists but said that a large number of them have decided to surrender to police whether they are summoned or not.