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Kuwait court jails five over Daesh fundraising
November 2, 2015, 5:45 pm

 A lower court in Kuwait on Monday sentenced five men to 10 years in jail each for raising funds for the Daesh terror group.

Three of those convicted were Kuwaiti citizens, according to the court ruling.

The court ordered that the remaining two, who were foreigners, be deported after serving the jail term. Their nationalities were not immediately clear.

It also acquitted two others. The men were charged with raising about 400,000 Kuwaiti dinars ($1.3 million Dh4.8 million) and transferring the funds to Daesh, which has seized control of large parts of Syria and Iraq and carried out attacks throughout the Middle East.

Over the past year, Kuwaiti courts have issued several rulings against Daesh supporters.

In September, a lower court sentenced seven people, including five in absentia, to death for helping a Saudi suicide bomber carry out an attack on a Shiite mosque in Kuwait that killed 26 worshippers and wounded hundreds.

Source: Gulf News

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