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Two suspects sentenced to death in terrorist cell case
January 12, 2016, 5:39 pm

The criminal court handed down on Tuesday a series of verdicts against members of the terrorist cell ranging from capital punishment to long prison terms. The court also turned this case over to the appeals court to adjudicate it within a month.

The criminal court sentenced two of the accused in the terrorist cell to death, while one of the accused in the 26-member cell was given a sentence of life imprisonment. Other accused defendants in the case received sentences from five to ten to 15 years in prison. One of them was fined KD 5,000 while another was acquitted of all charges against him.

Furthermore, the court ordered the confiscation of all of the arsenal that were possessed by the terrorist cell. In the court's sentencing statement, it was noted that Kuwait remains a country of law and order beloved by its people whose allegiance is to their rulers and the nation's institutions. It affirmed the homogeneity of all strata of the nation's ethnicities and faiths.

Last September 1st, the public prosecutor lodged criminal charges against the terrorist cell known as the "Al-Abdali Cell," in which 26 defendants were put on trial over possession of huge caches of weapons and ammunition, as well as espionage for Iran and Hezbollah. 

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