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Prosecution calls for severe punishment against defendants of mosque blast case
August 16, 2015, 3:56 pm

Public Prosecution Sunday called for a most severe punishment against people who are charged with being involved in the blast that hit Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait City on June 26. The Criminal Court held its scheduled fifth session earlier Sunday during which the public prosecution made a presentation on the blast and the roles of all 29 defendants.

The court decided to resume its sessions on the case next Tuesday for hearing of the defense and told all competent bodies to allow lawyers to meet the accused. The court started the first session on August 4. The accused include seven Kuwaitis, five Saudis, three Pakistanis, 13 illegal residents in addition to a refugee who has been remained unidentified.

During a session held on August 6, the tribunal ordered the release of 11 out of 29 persons accused of being involved in the case without bail, however all of the accused were banned from travel. The list also includes five others who have not been detained. Two of them have been arrested in Saudi Arabia - they are brothers; one named Majed Abdullah AlØ¢­Zahrani (the fourth defendant) and Mohammad Abdullah Al-Zahrani (the third defendant). Another brother of the two had stayed in Kuwait before being handed over to the Saudi authorities.

The trio's fourth brother is in Syria, in the ranks of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The mosque, in Al-Sawaber district in Kuwait city, was targeted by a suicide bomber on June 26 during Friday prayers in the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Up to 26 people were killed and 227 others injured in the attack.


Source: KUNA

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