KUWAIT CITY, July 16: The Public Prosecutor has requested the Criminal Court to impose harsh penalties on the suspects in the State Security Case No. 24/2016 and sentence them to up to life imprisonment for each — Abdullah Al- Osaimi (25 years old), and his brother Ali Usaimi (27 years old), and their mother Hessa Al-Mahilani, reports Al-Anba daily.
The trio is accused of belonging to the banned Islamic State or the so-called DAESH organization during the period from June 2013 to July 2015, whose objectives are to destroy the systems by misusing the social media, using Twitter to post illegal comments, practice terrorism and promoting extremism.
The first accused is charged with carrying out hostile acts against a foreign country (Iraq) that could expose Kuwait to the risk of cutting political relations, joining the ranks of DAESH, and training in the use of weapons and participating in combat operations on behalf of the Islamic State.
The second suspect is charged with carrying out hostile acts against a foreign country (the Syrian Arab Republic), which would expose Kuwait to the risk of cutting political ties, joining DAESH, training to carry and use weapons and participating in combat operations on behalf of the Islamic State. Hessa Al- Mahilani is charged with offering assistance and all facilities to her son to go to Syria to join the militant faction and financing terrorism.
‘DAESH stickers on shopping mall since 6 yrs’
Security operatives attached to Ahmadi Command quickly mobilized after discovering two stickers of DAESH pasted on a shopping mall in Fahaheel. A worker at the market told security operatives the stickers had been there for almost six years.
In the meantime, the officers removed the stickers upon directives from the Minister of Commerce and Industry. Further investigation revealed an unknown person had pasted the stickers there. the State Security Department has since been notified to continue with the investigation.