Kuwaiti judiciary acquits Egyptian of joining IS



Sat, 11 May 2019 - 09:36 GMT


Sat, 11 May 2019 - 09:36 GMT

FILE - Court of Law

FILE - Court of Law

CAIRO – 11 May 2019: Kuwaiti judiciary acquitted an Egyptian citizen on Friday from charges of joining the IS terrorist group, while ruled a Kuwaiti citizen, in the same case, was a convict and sentenced him to four years in prison.

The Kuwaiti authorities previously accused the Egyptian citizen along with other two over charges of: joining the IS group, and promoting for for joining the terrorist group, as well as planning to topple the Kuwait regime.

One of the other two convicts was reported to be Kuwaiti, while the third’s nationality was not revealed.

The procurers were announced to take place to imprison the Kuwaiti citizen and release other two.

According to al Anbaa Kwaiti newspaper on April 2018, the number of the Egyptian community in Kuwait nearly reaches 610 thousand people.

Last month, the Kuwait public prosecution issued an order to remand in custody a person who assaulted an Egyptian doctor while on duty at a hospital in Al Ahmadi Governorate and released his son on a 100-dinar bail.

The son of the assailant entered the hospital with his brother and treated the doctor in a provocative way and then he called his father who came and hit the doctor, who was busy treating patients.

The Kuwait Medical Association denounced the incident describing it as a gross attack on a member of the medical profession and vowed to take all the legal measures necessary to preserve the right of the Egyptian doctor.



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