Kuwaiti sentenced to death for growing marijuana

July 18, 2010

Kuwait’s criminal court on Sunday sentenced a Kuwaiti national to death by hanging for growing marijuana in his home garden.

The man was arrested by the police following tips that he used his garden in Al Qusoor, in Al Mubarak Al Kabeer area, to grow marijuana and sell it.

His sons, initially included in the investigation, were eventually freed.

In March, the interior ministry said that its officers raided the biggest marijuana garden in Kuwait.

The raid was made after securing the required warrants and the owner of the house was arrested “under the influence” and in possession of a number of marijuana plants, both in the garden and in dried form, the police said, without giving details of how many plants were seized.

Different pots with seedlings and a big quantity of just picked plants were also found at the house.



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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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