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70 activists, ex-MPs acquitted of storming Kuwait parliament

AFP | Last Updated: Monday, December 9, 2013 - 16:14

Kuwait City: Kuwait`s lower court today acquitted 70 opposition activists including nine former MPs of charges of storming the parliament building in the oil-rich Gulf state two years ago.

"All the defendants were found not guilty" of charges of storming a public building, assaulting police, resisting orders and damaging public property, in the ruling by judge Hisham Abdullah.

Hundreds of opposition activists entered the seaside building in Kuwait City after a noisy November 16, 2011 protest to demand the removal of then-prime minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, over corruption allegations.

Sheikh Nasser resigned two weeks later and a new government was formed, after which the emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, dissolved parliament and called fresh polls.

First Published: Monday, December 9, 2013 - 16:14
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