The Criminal Court, chaired by Judge Mohammad Al-Duaij, will resume its sessions Monday on the case of Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque blast that took place on June 26 in Kuwait city. The court in its second session last Thursday ordered the release of 11 out of 29 suspects in the mosque suicide bombing case, including two women, without bail.
It also maintained the travel ban on the released suspects and ordered them to attend all coming sessions, as well as asking the Correctional Facilities Department to allow all defendants who are in custody to contact their relatives and lawyers The court asked the Kuwait Lawyers Association to provide lawyers to a number of defendants who have no representatives in accordance with the Article 120 of Kuwaiti Code of Criminal Procedures and Trials.
The court started Thursday's session with presenting security camera footages that included a compact disc (CD) and a flash memory which showed, Fahad Soleiman Al-Qaba'a, who committed the blast. During the same session, Abdulrahman Sabah Eidan, a defendant, reiterated his confession that he transported the suicide bomber to the mosque on the day of the attack; saying the car belongs to another defendant.
Among the defendants are seven Kuwaitis, five Saudis, three Pakistanis, 13 illegal residents, and a fugitive defendant, whose nationality has not been identified. Two defendants were arrested in Saudi Arabia. The mosque blast took place during Friday prayers, leaving 26 people dead and 227 others injured.