KUWAIT CITY, Nov 23: The Ministry of Interior has referred members of the cell accused of financing and arming DAESH to the Public Prosecution amid parliamentary demands to disclose the identities of the heads, financers and coordinators of the cell, reports Al- Seyassah daily.
Some parties have stressed the need to raised doubts on several members of the nullified parliaments as they allegedly volunteered to defend the cell by criticizing the ministry for publishing the pictures and names of those arrested due to suspicion of membership to DAESH. They alleged the ministry did not follow the same procedures taken in dealing with Al-Abdaly cell which was accused of spying for Hezbollah and Iran.
Meanwhile, sources said those arrested are expected reveal the identities of other suspects and the names of those who took part in campaigns for illegally collecting cash and other donations given to DAESH.
They said the cell’s tasks include financing and providing logistic support by collecting donations in the name of the Syrian Free Army through diwaniyas, charitable societies and citizens who show sympathy for such a terrorist organization.
They disclosed a money exchange office has been processing overseas transfers from some GCC countries in the past three years and these funds were then transferred to Turkey and Syria through the same office.
They clarified the security systems took all the precautionary procedures and conducted investigations to arrest the terrorist cell after collecting information about it.
It is worth mentioning that Ministry of Interior’s Undersecretary Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahd granted investigation and State Security officers the power to arrest suspects and outlaws, as well as taking fingerprints using devices available in patrol vehicles.
In the same context, a number of lawmakers raised doubts on some members of the nullified parliaments for defending the terrorist cell and comparing it to Al- Abdaly cell. MPs Abdulhameed Dashti and Nabil Al-Fadhel posted Twitter messages for some members of the nullified parliaments who tried to downplay the danger posed by the cell.
They published pictures of former MP Waleed Al-Tabtabae during his visit to Turkey and some areas in Syria, in addition to his participation in preparing bombs and explosives besides taking part in fighting. They also posted a signage saying, “Preparing 12,000 invaders which Falah Al-Sawagh, Jamaan Al-Harbash, Mubarak Al- Waalan, Hamad Al-Matar, Bader ALDahom and Naif Al-Merdan launched on June 19, 2013.” Furthermore, former MPs and members of the nullified parliaments including Mohammed Hayef, Osama Al- Menawir and Bader Al-Dahom tried to turn the compass towards the other direction by posting statements on Twitter in which they compared the mechanism used by the ministry in dealing with Al- Abdaly cell in a bid to downplay the threats posed by the DAESH cell.