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Hearing against woman ‘DAESH’ set for Dec 13 – ‘Abdali Cell’ member files appeal

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18: The Criminal Court postponed until Dec 13, 2017 the session on a State Security case filed against a female citizen for joining terrorist group DAESH in Egypt (Sinai) and released her on KD 1,000 bail.

The Public Prosecution had earlier charged the citizen with joining an organization that seeks to spread destructive ideology, destroy the basic systems and promoting the organization from 2015 to April 26, 2017. The charges included committing aggressive acts against a friendly country (Egypt) that would lead to cutting relations or war.

The accused was supposed to carry out a Jihadist operation in Sinai, Egypt but she failed to do so because she was arrested. The prosecution also charged the citizen with spreading false information on the Internet with the aim of promoting DAESH as shown in the results of investigations.

The accused, who is considered the youngest member of DAESH, admitted to joining the terrorist organization when she appeared before the prosecution. She also confessed to promoting the organization and encouraging others to join it through her Facebook account, adding that she tried to enter Syria twice and she contacted the leader of DAESH in Egypt after agreeing to marry one of the group’s leaders. She then admitted that she went to Sinai to carry out a Jihadist operation. The departure and arrival records of the Ministry of Interior attached to the case file showed the accused left Kuwait for Egypt on Feb 7, 2017 and she returned on April 26, 2017.

Appeal filed: The Misdemeanor Court of Appeals has set Dec 19 to hear an appeal filed by a convicted member of Abdali Cell. The date was rescheduled to enable the court present the appeal to the constitutional court. The appellant reportedly gave himself up before filing the appeal, noting his attorney had pleaded with the Cassation Court to commute his sentence, which the apex court rejected. The constitutional court on Dec 6 will hear an appeal filed by attorney of the convicts to argue unconstitutionality of their conviction.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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