KUWAIT CITY, Sept 29: In a closed door session chaired by Judge Mohammad Al-Du’eij on Tuesday, the Criminal Court postponed until Oct 4 the prosecution of 25 citizens and an Iranian accused of conspiring with Iran and Hezbollah to commit hostile actions against Kuwait. The court also ordered the release of four suspects on bail of KD 500 each while imposing a travel ban on them and mandating them to appear in the next session.
During the session, the suspects were arraigned before the court under tight security and with their lawyers, who requested for viewing of the video tapes of the suspects being interrogated at the Public Prosecution and referring one of the suspects to the medical committee for examination.
The Forensic report on the suspects, which was also viewed by the defense lawyers, indicated existence of handcuff marks in the hands of the suspects but it did not mention anything about the suspects being tortured by the security officers. Case files indicate the interrogation with the suspects by the Public Prosecution revealed that the suspects, who have been named as ‘Abdally Cell’, illegally acquired a significant number of firearms, ammunition and explosives, including spying devices, with the intention of committing crimes.