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Kuwait jails three officials of banned group

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Kuwait City – Kuwait’s Appeals Court sentenced three officials of a banned group on Wednesday to five years in prison and gave suspended terms to three others, a legal source said.

The judgment was a reversal of a lower court’s decision earlier this year to acquit the men.

The six men were charged with being members of an outlawed organisation that works to demolish the foundations of the society through illegal means, which amounts to overthrowing the government.

Specifically, they belong to the Kuwait chapter of the pan-Islamic Liberation Party, which was established more than half a century ago with the aim of reviving the Muslim Caliphate system of rule.

The three men who received suspended sentences were put on probation for two years.

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