June 27, 2022
prison pending investigation, al-Qabas said

Kuwait detains 18 suspected of financing Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah

Kuwait’s prosecution on Thursday detained 18 individuals suspected of financing Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group, according to Kuwaiti newspaper al-Qabas.

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The 18 individuals are set to remain in prison for 21 days, the newspaper reported.

The accused have been placed in the country’s central prison pending investigation, al-Qabas said, citing a source familiar with the matter.

The source added that “the prosecution is still investigating the case, and is expected to refer it to the criminal court soon.”