Kuwait Imprisons 18 People For Allegedly Financing Hezbollah

Iran Intl | Al Jarida

According to recent sources, a Kuwaiti prosecutor decided to imprison 18 people accused of financing Hezbollah. The charges include “membership in a prohibited party, money laundering, and spying.”

Kuwait, along with the Arab Gulf states classified Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, in 2016, which includes the banning of any activities by the Iran-backed party.

The accused have been placed in central prison for 21 days pending investigation.

They are expected to appear in court before the remand judge, depending on the legal period in which they are detained, and which requires their submission to the renewal judge.

The source indicated that the prosecution is still investigating the case and is expected to be referred soon to the Criminal court.

Kuwait is among the Arab Gulf countries that have recently imposed severe measures against Lebanon in their campaign to pressure the Lebanese government against Hezbollah.

The Kuwaiti government has expelled the Lebanese ambassador, suspended tourist visas for the Lebanese, and froze all charitable financial donations to NGOs in Lebanon.

Kuwait Imprisons 18 People For Allegedly Financing Hezbollah

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