Court Sentenced Three Syrians To Five-year Imprisonment
The Criminal Court sentenced three Syrians to five-year imprisonment with hard labor and imposed a fine of $14,000. Two of them are imams appointed by Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in Kuwait and the third defendant is the manager of an undisclosed company. They were accused of collecting donations illegally in support of a terrorist organization — Al Nusra Front. The two imams used the pulpits of mosques to call for donations, urging worshippers to donate for assisting refugee families in Syria. They amassed huge amounts of money which they gave to the third suspect (manager) who transferred the money to external accounts and were to then be handed over to Al-Nusra Front. The trio confessed to the charges during interrogations at Public Prosecution but denied the charges at the Criminal Court. They had confessed to transferring the huge amounts of money using different accounts and in small transactions in order to avoid suspicions.