Kuwaiti Citizens Convicted of Planning Attacks Flee to Iran

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Tehran (July 17, 2017): Fourteen Kuwaiti citizens, convicted of forming a cell with ties to Tehran have fled by sea to Iran, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported.

The newspaper said that 14 Kuwaiti citizens who reportedly belong to the Shia community fled to Iran on speedboats hours after Kuwait’s Supreme Court sentenced them to lengthy jail terms for plotting attacks in the state.

The supreme court last month overturned an acquittal by the appeals court and sentenced 21 defendants to jail, including one for life, for forming a cell with ties to both Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement as well as for planning attacks in Kuwait.

The defendants who fled were not in custody prior to last month’s sentencing because they were freed after their acquittal by the appeals court last year.

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Originally Posted on Abbtak Tv

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