KUWAIT CITY, October 16: The Court of Cassation has closed the curtain on the “terrorist financing case” filed against Kuwaiti citizen ShafiAl-Ajmi. He decided to uphold the decision of the Court of Appeal in January to imprison Al-Ajmi and his brother for a period of seven years each and to impose a fine of 700,000 KD, as well as to convict another citizen. to five years of imprisonment and to impose a fine of 30,000 KD. The Court of Appeal sentenced Al-Ajmi, his brother and the other citizen to prison and a fine after finding them guilty of financing the Syrian terrorist group Front Al-Nusra.
At the beginning of last year, the prosecution detained Al-Ajmi and his brother for two days on the basis of allegations of illegal collection of donations and financing of terrorist and extremist groups in Syria with more than a half- million dinars in cash. Al-Ajmi was accused by Washington in 2014 of financing terrorism by raising money for armed groups in Syria. He was arrested in Kuwait the same year and imposed penalties on him and two others, including his brother.
The authorities then released him shortly after his detention. In another legal context, the Court of Cassation issued a final judgment upholding the decision of a lower court to imprison the president of a charitable organization for a period of five years and to impose a fine of 120,000 KD for defrauding donors for charitable projects and usurping 211,000 KD from donor funds. The prosecution charged the accused with committing a crime of laundering of 211,502 KD by deliberately acquiring, possessing and transferring these funds with the aim of concealing their illegal source, and with full knowledge of their fraudulent obtaining. . By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff