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2 jailed in pre-poll talk

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KUWAIT CITY, March 17: The Court of Appeals sentenced the participants in the “consultation” of the Shammar tribe in the Fourth Constituency, including MP Marzouq Al-Khalifa and former MP Sultan Al-Lughaisam, to two-year imprisonment with hard labor. The court overturned the verdict that acquitted 20 defendants, and sentenced them to two-year imprisonment with hard labor, and upheld the verdict to imprison eight other defendants to two-year imprisonment with hard labor.

Earlier, the Public Prosecution charged the suspects with organizing unofficial by-elections to choose the candidate representing the Shammar tribe before the date set for the National Assembly elections, which were scheduled to be held in December 2020, by calling and managing them. One of the suspects was charged with coordinating its organizational procedures. It stated that the by-elections witnessed the nomination of 17 defendants.

The last defendant attended as a delegate in one of the committees on behalf of another defendant. It was attributed to the suspects that they gathered in the homes of several suspects in the event that they committed the crime, subject of the previous accusation, in violation of the decision of the health authorities to ban gatherings, as indicated in the investigations. By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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