The woman suffers from quite severe health problems, and her family was in Kuwait among some 100,000 stateless Arabs as Bedoons, the article says, or Bedouin, I think, though I could be wrong, before receiving Australian citizenship. She had returned to the area to visit family.The family of an Australian woman jailed in Kuwait for insulting the emir have been celebrating after the country's surprise decision to suspend her sentence.
There are a lot of people without a state in this region. Of course, the misplaced Palestinians who are not allowed to return home, yet do not have a home to return to in many cases, and the many Bedouin.
I am glad to hear that the . . . Australian ambassador to Kuwait had lobbied strongly on her behalf, holding three meetings with senior officials. Though I don't know that three meetings is 'lobbying strongly', but if it works, it works.