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Court acquits Kuwaiti teen of being terrorist group’s member – Qatari detained for ‘offending’ ruler

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: The 19-year old Kuwaiti citizen known as the youngest DAESH member in Kuwait has been acquitted of alleged membership in a terrorist group by the Criminal Court chaired by Judge Ahmad Al-Yasin. The defendant — serving as military personnel in the Ministry of Defense, admitted that he actually visited Syria after becoming convinced about the group’s ideologies while he followed them on the social media. He then decided to join the group for Jihad in Syria and agreed to meet a DAESH member in Turkey who escorted him to Syria. While in Syria, he stayed in a camp and learnt about weapons, bomb detonation methods and the use of hand grenade but he returned to Kuwait after three months without taking part in any military assault, because he realized that the group wasn’t observing the obligatory prayers, especially Fajr. The Public Prosecution alleged that the defendant had traveled outside the country without permission from the ministry to take part in actions that could cause political friction between Kuwait and Syria. They checked his mobile phone and found some photos of him hoisting DAESH flag in Syria and with weapons.

Qatari detained: The Public Prosecution has ordered the detention of an unidentified Qatari to 10 days imprisonment at the Central Prison for ‘offending’ HH the Amir, reports Al- Qabas daily. The daily added, the suspect was handed over by the Qatari authorities to their Kuwait counterpart following the spread of a video tape. However, during interrogation the Qatari is said to have denied the allegations saying he did not mean to offend the ruler of Kuwait. He also said he respects Kuwait and its people and the Amir. He added he has been ‘misunderstood’.

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