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Bill names groups, parties as terrorist organizations
September 21, 2015, 8:41 am
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Hezbollah, DAESH, Boko Haram, al-Qaeda, Abu Sayyaf and al-Nusra Front

MP Nabil Al-Fadel has presented a draft bill on classifying the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah, DAESH, Boko Haram, al-Qaeda, Abu Sayyaf and al-Nusra Front as terrorist organizations. In the explanatory note of the bill, the lawmaker said that in order to protect the interests of Kuwait in accordance with the Constitution, the legislature passed law number 31/1970 amending some provisions of the Penal Code number 16/1960 regarding crimes related to external and internal security. He pointed out the existing law does not classify groups or parties which commit State security crimes as terrorist organizations.

Article One classifies the following groups or parties and their branches as terrorist organizations: Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah, DAESH, Boko Haram, al- Qaeda, Abu Sayyaf and al- Nusra Front or any group included on the international, regional or local lists of terrorists.

This stipulation applies to all those involved, including the founders and supporters of the aforementioned groups. Article Two stipulates that besides those mentioned in the preceding article, the government has the right to declare any other organization or party as a terrorist group working against the interest of the State and its vision.

Article Three states that anybody proven to have established or organized a terrorist group, funded its operations, become members of the group or call on anyone to join the group will be imprisoned for not less than 10 years and not more than 20 years.

Meanwhile, MP Hamdan Al-Azmi said another death due to medical error was discovered in a public hospital recently. He revealed a young boy was admitted to the hospital as he lost his appetite and was unable to defecate but he died because of misdiagnosis. He addressed the minister of health asserting, “The minister of ‘death’ must leave considering that bodies continue to fall at an alarming rate.”

On the other hand, MP Mohammed Al-Tanna urged Minister of Communications Essa Al-Kandari and Minister of Electricity and Water Ahmed Al-Jassaar to focus on Saad Al- Abdullah as some blocks in the area have no telephone and water lines until now.

He argued the government must lay down a comprehensive plan in the construction of residential cities like Saad Al-Abdullah, which was established several years ago yet some public facilities are still missing. He asked the government to quickly address the issue.

Source: Arab Times

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