Arrest in hunt for Al-Haroun
KUWAIT CITY, May 1: As the Kuwaiti security authorities are exerting tremendous efforts to hunt down the fugitive Hamad Al-Haroun who is the main accused of in the manipulation of video tapes and sedition a key suspect in the case, a citizen identified only as A.H.A. has been arrested on charges of helping Al-Haroun leave the country using his Civil ID, reports Al-Rai daily.
Security sources said A.H. was taken into custody by the Bahraini Interpol after Kuwait has sought the help of Interpol to arrest the man and his brother, identified only as F.H.A. who has allegedly left the country with Al-Haroun.
Sources stated A.H. escaped from Kuwait to Turkey after his name was linked to the escape of Al-Haroun. He was taken into custody after he arrived into Bahrain from Turkey and the Bahraini Interpol informed their Kuwaiti counterpart.
According to reliable sources the Bahraini Interpol arrived in Kuwait with the suspect and handed him over to the General Department for Criminal Investigation. He was received at the Kuwait International Airport by Director of General Department for Criminal Investigation at the Interior
Ministry Major-General Mahm-oud AlTabbakh.
The sources said investigations with A.H. have led to new information into the case, despite his denial of any involvement in the escape of Al-Haroun. However, interrogations with one of the employees working at the Al-Nuwaiseeb border post had pointed to the involvement of A.H. and his brother directly in the case.
The sources indicated the Criminal Investigation Department after interrogation A.H. has handed him over to the Public Prosecution.
Meanwhile, Kuwait, Qatar and Jordan are believed to be exerting tireless efforts to arrest Hamad Al-Haroun after putting his name on the ‘Red List’ of Interpol. He is classified as ‘Internationally wanted fugitive’. The three countries are seeking his extradition from London, where he is believed to be holed up.
The sources revealed Jordan may be able to extradite Haroun since Amman and London have signed the extradition treaty.