Kuwait: Egyptian sentenced to life in prison for joining terrorist group Daesh

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Kuwait: Egyptian sentenced to life in prison for joining terrorist group Daesh

Kuwait: Egyptian sentenced to life in prison for joining terrorist group Daesh

Kuwait’s top court has upheld an earlier verdict sentencing an Egyptian expatriate to life imprisonment for joining the terrorist Daesh group and attempting to kill five US soldiers.

The convict was also charged with deliberately damaging a US army vehicle by ramming a cleaning truck he was riding into a vehicle carrying five US servicemen in an area south of the capital Kuwait City.

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He was arrested in 2016 and later handed down the life imprisonment by a lower court. The Interior Ministry said at the time that police had found in the defendant’s truck a piece of paper written by him indicating his embracing of Daesh ideology, pledging allegiance to the militant group and a suspected explosive belt suggesting his intention to carry out a terrorist act.

The 32-year-old defendant, an ex-mosque imam, was injured in the 2016 collision.