Fail­ure to reg­is­ter for con­scrip­tion sub­jects cit­i­zens to puni­tive mea­sures: Kuwaiti Army

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Kuwaitis born on May 10, 1999 or later are urged to reg­is­ter for con­scrip­tion within 60 days after they reach the age of 18 in order to avoid penal­ties, the Kuwait Armed Forces said in a state­ment yes­ter­day. The reg­is­tra­tion can be made either at reg­is­tra­tion cen­ters around Kuwait or on­line at, reads the state­ment which was re­leased to the press by the Kuwaiti Army’s moral guid­ance and pub­lic re­la­tions de­part­ment.

Fail­ure to reg­is­ter within the afore­men­tioned time­frame sub­jects a per­son to puni­tive mea­sures as men­tioned in the Na­tional Mil­i­tary Service Law. These mea­sures in­clude adding an ex­tra month to the one-year ba­sic service pe­riod, adding two ex­tra months in case of fail­ure to re­spond to calls to com­plete pro­ce­dures to join con­scrip­tion, fac­ing a travel ban as well as an ar­rest war­rant to serve up to three years in jail and pay a KD 5,000 fine for those who are over the le­gal age of con­scrip­tion, the state­ment reads.

Con­scrip­tion cases and pun­ish­ments are not sub­ject to statutes of lim­i­ta­tions, and are con­sid­ered crimes of mis­con­duct that dis­qual­ify per­pe­tra­tors from pub­lic jobs and other ba­sic rights, the state­ment warns.

The Na­tional Mil­i­tary Service Law pro­vides sev­eral guar­an­tees for re­cruits, in­clud­ing re­ten­tion of jobs in the pub­lic sec­tor and full payment of salaries dur­ing the mil­i­tary service, in ad­di­tion to pri­or­ity in em­ploy­ment in the pub­lic sec­tors for those with job ap­pli­ca­tions at the Civil Service Com­mis­sion, the state­ment notes.

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