Kuwait court postpones espionage trial to November

September 20, 2011

Kuwait’s Court of Appeal has postponed the trial of seven people on charges of espionage for Iran to November 20.

According to Al Aan news portal, the trial was adjourned to allow the court to look into the statements made by the defence team.

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 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.




About the author

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

Random Image

18 visitors online now
1 guests, 17 bots, 0 members
Max visitors today: 28 at 09:55 am UTC
This month: 28 at 10-05-2017 01:44 am UTC
This year: 48 at 05-21-2017 10:47 am UTC
All time: 137 at 07-08-2013 12:50 pm UTC
Better Tag Cloud