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Kuwaiti Court Overturns Death Sentence in Abdali Cell Suspect Case | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Kuwait- Kuwait’s Court of Cassation overturned on Sunday the death sentence imposed by a lower tribunal against a man convicted of belonging to the Abdali cell case in addition to sentencing 15 others who were previously found “not guilty” to 10 years.

In this case, 26 Kuwaitis and one Iranian are accused of arms possession and having links with Iran and “Hezbollah”.

The Court of Cassation commuted the death sentence for one man to 15-year in prison.

This cell was uncovered when security forces raided a farmhouse in Abdali outside Kuwait City on August 13, 2015 and found a cache of guns and explosives.

In September, the court accused the suspects of committing various crimes, including carrying out acts that target Kuwait’s safety and unity and having links with Iran and “Hezbollah” to conduct hostile acts against Kuwait.

The Kuwaiti Criminal Court issued on January 12, 2016 an execution sentence in the case of an Iranian and a Kuwaiti accused of being involved in this cell.

On July 21, the Court of Appeal endorsed the execution sentence of the first suspect of Abadli cell and acquitted 15 others.

The court declared one suspect not guilty.