Kuwait law­maker pro­poses jail terms up to 20 years for Hezbol­lah back­ers

Muscat Daily - - REGION -

Kuwait City, Kuwait - A Kuwaiti Is­lamist mem­ber of par­lia­ment on Mon­day pro­posed leg­is­la­tion call­ing for mem­bers and sup­port­ers of Le­banon’s Hezbol­lah move­ment be sen­tenced to up to 20 years in jail.

The draft leg­is­la­tion, sub­mit­ted to par­lia­ment by MP Waleed al Tabtabai, pro­poses Iran­backed Hezbol­lah be clas­si­fied a ‘ter­ror­ist or­gan­i­sa­tion’.

It also stip­u­lates a jail term of be­tween ten and 20 years for mem­bers of Hezbol­lah and any­one who shows any form of loy­alty to the group. It also pro­poses jail terms of up to five years for any­one dis­play­ing Hezbol­lah’s yel­low logo or any sym­bol associated with the group.

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