Kuwait Court Sentences 7 To Death Over Mosque Bombing
A Kuwait court sentenced seven people to death for their participation in the bombing of a Shiite mosque in June, which killed 26 people and left 227 others critically injured. Five of the men were sentenced in absentia as they remain fugitives.
Fahad Farraj Muhareb, one of the men sentenced, was identified by the court as a local branch leader of the Islamic State (IS), which claimed responsibility for the attack. Another man, Abdulrahman Sabah Saud, claimed that while he drove the suicide bomber to the mosque, he was told that no worshipers would be harmed in the attack. Out of 29 people tried for a connection to the attack, 14 were acquitted, while eight, including five women, were sentenced to prison terms ranging from two to 15 years.