Kuwait Executes ISIS Member Convicted in Sadiq Mosque Bombing

Kuwait Executes ISIS Member Convicted in Sadiq Mosque Bombing

Kuwait said Thursday it executed an inmate convicted in the bombing of Imam Sadiq Mosque in 2015 that killed 26 people and left 277 wounded.

In a statement, the Public Prosecution said it oversaw the implementation of the death sentence against the terrorist attack convict who is an ISIS member.

The convict is from the stateless Bidoon and had taken part in the attack years ago.

On its X account, the Public Prosecution said that he was executed for committing intentional homicide and calling for joining ISIS.

The Public Prosecution announced the execution of Abdulrahman Sabah Aidan Saud, who was convicted of assisting the mosque attacker.

Saud was convicted of driving the bomber to the mosque and bringing the explosives belt he used from the border to the Kuwaiti capital.

At his initial trial, Saud pleaded guilty to most charges but, in the appeals and supreme courts, he denied them all.

The court of cassation upheld the execution sentence in 2016.

Eight other suspects were sentenced, including four women, to 15 years imprisonment in the same case.

Those convicted include the alleged ISIS leader in Kuwait, Fahad Farraj Muhareb whose death sentence was commuted to 15 years in prison.

Death sentences were secured in absentia against five others, four Saudis and one Bidoon.

The other men executed on Thursday included a Kuwaiti, an Egyptian, and an illegal resident, all of whom had been convicted of murder. A Sri Lankan was put to death on drug charges.

The Public Prosecution said all five were executed by hanging.

The convicts have committed “barbaric actions” and deprived the victims of their most sacred right “the right to life”, said the Prosecution.

Source: aawsat