Kuwait court postpones spy ring appeal trial

September 18, 2011

Kuwait’s Court of Appeal on Sunday postponed the trial of seven people on charges of espionage for Iran to Monday.

According to Al Aan news portal, the trial was adjourned to allow the members of the spy ring to be present at the court session.

The network was busted in May last year and in March a court in Kuwait City sentenced two Iranians and a Kuwaiti national, all serving in Kuwait’s army, to death on Tuesday for belonging to the ring.

The court condemned a Syrian and a Bidoon (stateless Arab) to life in prison. One Iranian man and the only woman defendant were acquitted.

Iran has vehemently denied having any role in the espionage network and the trial and condemnation caused a diplomatic rift between the two countries.




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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
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  • 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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