Kuwaiti senior official planned to join ISIS terrorist group

Kuwait’s supreme court on Sunday sentenced a top bureaucrat to 10 years in jail for joining and fighting with ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

The court also fined the unnamed Kuwaiti national, who was a top official at the Kuwait municipality, $30,000 and convicted him of calling other people to join the group. The ruling is final and cannot be challenged.

Kuwaiti courts have sentenced a number of ISIS members, sympathisers and financiers to various jail terms.

A lower court in December sentenced a Filipina to 10 years in jail after convicting her of joining the terrorist group and plotting attacks.

Authorities in July said they had dismantled three ISIS cells plotting attacks, including a suicide bombing against a Shiite mosque and against an interior ministry target.

An ISIS-linked Saudi suicide bomber killed 26 worshippers in June 2015 when he blew himself up in a mosque of Kuwait’s Shiite minority, in the worst such attack in the Gulf state’s history.

Source: /AhlulBayt News Agency