Public Prosecution Demanded Punishment For Suspects Over Charges Of Conspiring With Iran And Hezbollah
The Court of Cassation has adjourned to May 14 to issue its verdict on the case popularly known as “Abdali Cell” filed against 26 individuals. The Public Prosecution had demanded capital punishment for the suspects over charges of conspiring with Iran and Hezbollah to carry out espionage activities with the aim of attacking Kuwait using some explosives and ammunitions meant for criminal activities which they smuggled into the country. Several suspects were also accused of participating in training sessions on the use of weapons and explosives at Hezbollah training camps in Lebanon. The court had earlier upheld the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which issued death sentence against the first defendant, sentenced the sixth suspect to life imprisonment and acquitted ten others. It commuted the sentences of five suspects and fined four others instead of prison terms. It dismissed an appeal against the death sentence issued in absentia against the 23rd suspect until expiry of the ultimatum for appeal or judgment is delivered by the Court of Appeals.