KUWAIT CITY, Aug 12: The Criminal Court fined the director of central prison KD100 for not bringing a number of prisoners serving different terms, including the human trafficking case in which a colonel in the Ministry of the Interior and several expatriates are involved.
The court decided to postpone the sessions until next week for the defendants to attend. A number of expatriates involved in the case of human trafficking had admitted against the officer’s accomplices that they obtained money in exchange for bringing them to Kuwait without providing them any job.
The defendants denied the charges against them, and emphasized that statements of the violating expatriates were an attempt to blackmail their families to obtain money before leaving Kuwait for good.
The Public Prosecution heard the statements of 15 of the victims of the incident who were referred by residency investigation as witnesses. They confirmed that they suffered a great deal from the crime of human trafficking, and that some of them paid more than 55,000 pounds in Egyptian currency, while others paid between KD 1,000 and 1,500 as prices for their residencies
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff