KUWAIT CITY, Dec 18: The Court of Appeals, presided over by Judge Abdallah Al-Othman, sentenced two brothers to seven years in prison with hard labor for joining and funding the Al-Nusra Front in Syria. According to the prosecuting officer who testified against the brothers, he received a tip-off about the older brother (29- year-old) who works as an accountant in a local company. This brother allegedly traveled to Syria through Turkey and fought with Al-Nusra Front against the Syrian regime. Concerning his younger brother (23-year-old) who works in the same company, the officer revealed he left the country and went to Syria through Turkey to fight along side ‘jihadi’ groups against the Syria regime. Both brothers confessed to have traveled to Syria through Turkey, where they received various military trainings in the hands of jihadi groups. The two were arrested upon their return to Kuwait through the Kuwait International Airport, and according to sources, they returned after they sustained injuries while fighting with the regime forces in Syria.
Ex-MP jailed: The Misdemeanor Court sentenced former MP Attorney Khaled Al-Shatti to one year in jail with hard labor for insulting a religious creed in the country. The case was filed a lawyer against Al-Shatti based on his tweets as he used words deemed offensive and disdaining to the religious creed. The plaintiff (lawyer) affirmed in his lawsuit that the tweets posted by Al-Shatti offended the creed of Sunnis by portraying them as deviating from the right path. The act is considered offensive to Kuwait, given that the Sunni doctrine is one of its sources of legislation.
Man dupes three: Hawally securitymen arrested a Kuwaiti man, in his 60s, for swindling three compatriots, says Al-Seyassah. A Kuwaiti woman told police that the suspect encouraged her to invest in the European stock market so she gave him KD9,000 for this purpose. However, the suspect later informed her that the investment did not yield the expected results as he incurred losses in the stock market. This prompted her to file a complaint against the suspect. Meanwhile, a 24-year-old Kuwaiti filed a similar complaint against the man who also duped him into investing KD 2,000 in European companies listed on the stock market. Also, a 34-year-old Kuwaiti woman lodged the same complaint against the suspect who took an undisclosed amount from her but he did not return the money.
Asian assaulted: An unidentified Indian has filed a complaint with the Khaitan Police Station accusing four men wearing dishdasha of assaulting him, reports Al-Rai daily. He told police the men picked up an argument with him over a right of way and assaulted him. A medical report submitted by the Indian shows fracture in the nose and other injuries.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff