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Young ‘Cell’ member gets 10 years – KD 2,000 bail frees citizen

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 14: The Criminal Court of Appeals sentenced a 20- year old member of Abdali Cell to 10 years in prison with hard labor in a state security case in which he was charged for conspiring with Iran and Hezbollah to spy and possessing explosives. The convicted citizen who was outside the country surrendered himself for justice upon his return. The case file indicated the Public Prosecution Department accused the defendant of deliberately carrying out acts capable of destabilizing the national unity and threatening the safety of Kuwait. He allegedly brought into the country bomb making materials, arms and ammunitions, and trained others illegally on how to use weapons. He was working with Hezbollah to spy for Iran, and he carried out unscrupulous activities to create tension and crisis in Kuwait. The facts were revealed during interrogation when he confessed receiving incentives from Iran to join in underground activities, stressing he became a member of Hezbollah with the main objective of toppling the constituted authority illegitimately.

Man out on bail: The Criminal Court released on bail worth KD 2,000 a Kuwaiti citizen who was accused of physically attacking an Egyptian expatriate. The victim explained to the Public Prosecutor that he was in his workshop when a citizen barged in and shouted at him, saying he had been waiting for 15 minutes for someone to come out and check what he wanted. After informing the citizen that the workshop does not have the service, he said all laborers were on a break at that time. The citizen then tried put his hand over the victim’s mouth and then insulted him after which the citizen threw a box at his face. When he objected, the citizen kept throwing several boxes at him. In an attempt to defend himself, he picked an ashtray that was on the table and threw it at the citizen. However, he eventually lost consciousness after being hit by many boxes and ended up waking at the hospital.

Found not guilty: The Court of Appeals upheld the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which acquitted a former Islamic MP who was accused of tricking a Kuwaiti woman into having sex with him. In the case file, the plaintiff explained that she went to the former MP, in his capacity as a public figure, sometime in June 2015 to ask for help in securing employment. At that time, he took her phone number and then started sending love messages to her.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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