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Kuwait Court sentences three for espionage in favor of Hezbollah

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The Court of Cassation in Kuwait has decided to convict three individuals accused of espionage in favor of Hezbollah, the Shiite party based in Lebanon and supported by Iran, as reported by the Kuwaiti media outlet al-Qabas on Thursday. The court did not specify the sentences faced by the convicted individuals.

In 2021, Kuwaiti authorities arrested eight Kuwaitis accused of financing Hezbollah in Lebanon © Mena Today 

The Court of Cassation in Kuwait has decided to convict three individuals accused of espionage in favor of Hezbollah, the Shiite party based in Lebanon and supported by Iran, as reported by the Kuwaiti media outlet al-Qabas on Thursday. The court did not specify the sentences faced by the convicted individuals.

The court declared Hezbollah as prohibited and criminal under the law, stating, "It is an armed organization that seeks to overthrow the fundamental systems of Kuwait to establish the Greater Iranian Republic. Moreover, it believes in the Iranian revolution and its principles, and seeks to propagate them in Kuwait."

In February 2022, al-Qabas reported that the Kuwaiti public prosecutor had released on bail "three individuals who had been arrested in connection with a case of support and financing for Hezbollah, considered a terrorist organization by the Gulf monarchies."

In 2021, Kuwaiti authorities arrested eight Kuwaitis accused of financing Hezbollah in Lebanon.

The conviction of individuals involved in espionage for Hezbollah underscores Kuwait's firm stance against activities deemed threatening to its national security and stability. Such actions reflect the ongoing efforts of Kuwaiti authorities to combat terrorism and prevent the spread of extremist ideologies within the country's borders.

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