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7 yrs imprisonment for Bangladeshi MP and a fine of 2,71,000 KD for bribery and human trafficking

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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 28: The Criminal Chamber of Cassation Court headed by Counselor Ahmed Al-Ajeel in its ruling rejected the appeals of the Bangladeshi MP, two government officials and a former MP, against the appeal ruling in late April and convicted them in the case of bribery and human trafficking.

(Inset) Bangladeshi Member of Parliament (MP) Mohammad Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul

The court upheld the appeal the ruling of 7 years in prison for the Bangladeshi MP and a fine of 2,71,000 dinars and his deportation from Kuwait after serving sentence, 3 years in prison for his Bangladeshi assistant and an employee of Arab nationality, 7 years in prison for a former deputy and a fine of  740,000 dinars. 

Court also upheld the appeal ruling of 7 years in prison for the Public Authority of Manpower Chief and a fine of 180,000 dinars. The police who were involved were sentenced to 7 years in prison and a fine of 1,970,000 dinars. 4 years in prison for a businessman and a fine of 1,970,000 dinars, while it upheld the acquittal of a current minister.

The Court of Appeal had increased the penalty for the accused after the Bangladeshi MP retracted his statements which was previously made before the Court of First Instance that he had no relationship with government officials, stressing that he had given the defendants money as a bribe in exchange for facilitating his transactions.

The first accused the Bangladeshi MP and his accountant face several charges, mostly on human trafficking, while the rest face several charges, including abuse of influence and receiving bribes to clear his company’s transactions.

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