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Cablegate: Peninsula Lions Verdict In: 30 Convictions

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O 271258Z DEC 05
FM AMEMBASSY KUWAIT
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 2331
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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 KUWAIT 005270

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR NEA/ARPI AND S/CT, LONDON FOR TSOU, PARIS FOR ZEYA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PTER PREL PHUM PGOV JO IZ SA KU TERRORISM
SUBJECT: PENINSULA LIONS VERDICT IN: 30 CONVICTIONS
INCLUDING 6 DEATH SENTENCES

REF: A. KUWAIT 5002
B. KUWAIT 4794
C. KUWAIT 4322

1. (U) In a verdict announced December 27, 30 of the 37
Peninsula Lions defendants were convicted of murder,
attempted assassinations and other terror related crimes. The
decision was first read to the defense lawyers in a closed
court session, followed by an announcement to court observers
outside the courtroom. No defendants were present. Six of
the defendants received the death penalty, one received life
plus three years (life equates to twenty years in prison),
seven were acquitted, three received suspended sentences, and
20 received sentences ranging from four months to fifteen
years in jail. All of the verdicts are expected to be
appealed by either the defense or prosecution or both.
(Note: Under Kuwaiti law, both defendants and prosecutors
have the right of appeal, initially to the Court of Appeals
and subsequently to the Court of Cassation. The appeal
process can take up to two years to complete. End Note.)

2. (U) The charge sheet for the 37 defendants listed 35
separate charges including four counts of murder of Kuwait
security forces, planning the assassination of Kuwait State
Security (KSS) and Ministry of Interior (MOI) officials for
the purpose of creating chaos, collaborating to commit
terrorism, planning the murder of military personnel of
friendly forces in Kuwait, exhorting others to join illegal
organizations, calling for a fight against state authorities,
carrying out hostile actions against the state's interests,
funding terrorist groups through charitable donations,
issuing fatwas to help facilitate hostile acts, possessing
unlicensed firearms and ammunition, and manufacturing
explosives.

The Verdicts One-by-One
-----------------------

3. (SBU) The defendants' verdicts were listed by name but
the charges themselves were by number only. The charge sheet
for individual crimes is not yet available. The names listed
below were taken from court documents and should be
considered more accurate than those listed on reftels. Below
is the list of defendants, their current status, and their
respective verdicts:

1. Mohammed Sa'ad Ali Bin Oun, Kuwaiti - (in prison)
sentenced to death

2. Ahmed Masameh Mohsen Majed Al Mutairi, Kuwaiti - (in
prison) sentenced to death

3. Abdullah Saeed Habib Al Shimmari aka Abdullah Bu Arwa,
Kuwaiti - (in prison) sentenced to death

4. Ahmed Mutlaq Nasser Al Mutairi, Kuwaiti - (in prison) ten
years hard labor

5. Misha'al Muta'ab Mohammed Al Shimmari, Bidoon/Stateless -
(fugitive) ten years hard labor followed by deportation

6. Salman Hamed Suleiman Al-Shimmari, Saudi - (fugitive)
fifteen years hard labor followed by deportation

7. Ahmed Naqimash Abdulaziz Al-Enezi, Bidoon/Stateless - (in
prison) sentenced to death

8. Mohammed Essa Nawaf Al-Shimmari, Bidoon/Stateless - (in
prison) sentenced to death

9. Salah Abdullah Rabea Khalaf aka Salah Rabea Al Shimmari,
Bidoon/Stateless - (in prison) sentenced to death

10. Mohammed Sareh Thafour Al Ajmi, Kuwaiti - (in prison)
life with hard labor plus three years on additional charges

11. Mohsen Fadl Ayad Al-Fadhel/Al-Fadhli, Kuwaiti -
(fugitive) ten years hard labor

12. Majed Mayyah Jeza'ah Al-Mutairi, Kuwaiti - (in prison)
seven years hard labor

13. Maqbul Fahd Fahhad Al-Maqbul, Kuwaiti - (in prison) seven
years hard labor


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14. Khaled Abdullah Falah Al-Dosairi, Kuwaiti - (fugitive)
ten years hard labor

15. Hamed Nawaf Hamdi Al-Harbi, Kuwaiti - (fugitive) seven
years

16. Mohammed Jama'an Safaq Al-Mutairi, Kuwaiti - (in prison)
seven years hard labor

17. Hussam Yousef Abdul-Rahim Yousef, Jordanian - (in prison)
four years hard labor followed by deportation

18. Abdulla Adel Abdulatif Al Rabei, Kuwaiti - (in prison)
four years hard labor

19. Mohammed Abdullah Mohammed Al-Otaibi, Kuwaiti - (in
prison and brother of #20) acquitted

20. Ahmed Abdullah Mohammed Al-Otaibi, Kuwaiti - (fugitive)
seven years and four months hard labor

21. Abdul Latif Abdullah Abdul Hadi Al Juwaisri, Kuwaiti -
(fugitive) four years and four months hard labor

22. Mohammed Abdul Razzak Sheikh Essa, Somali - (fugitive)
four years and four months hard labor followed by deportation

23. Fahed Shakheer Abdullah Al-Enezi, Kuwaiti - (on bail)
four years and four months hard labor

24. Nassir Ali Saniyatan Al-Otaibi, Kuwaiti - (fugitive)
acquitted

25. Mohammed Shuja'a Faraj Al-Otaibi, Kuwaiti - (in prison)
four years hard labor

26. Osama Ahmed Habib Al-Monawer, Kuwaiti - (on bail)
acquitted

27. Bandar Ali Wanas Al-Shimmari, Bidoon/Stateless - (in
prison) acquitted

28. Adel Habib Ghatti Al-Shimmari, Bidoon/Stateless -
(fugitive) two years hard labor followed by deportation

29. Nouri Mutashar Mutlal Quwair, Bidoon/Stateless - (on
bail) acquitted

30. Faisal Amir Mohammed Abu Qazila, Kuwaiti - (in prison)
five years hard labor

31. Nuha Mohammed Roumi Al-Enezi, Kuwaiti - (was on bail, now
listed as fugitive) no jail time due to medical condition,
500 Kuwaiti Dinar fine (approximately 1,700 USD), two years
probation

32. Talal Al-Adri, Australian - (in prison) four years hard
labor followed by deportation

33. Faisal Fahd Falah Al-Dossari, Kuwaiti - (fugitive) four
years hard labor suspended sentence with 1000 Kuwaiti dinar
fine (approximately 3,400 USD)

34. Hamed Abdullah Hamed Al-Ali, Kuwaiti - (on bail) acquitted

35. Yassin Joudat Fa'aq Mustapha, Jordanian - (on bail)
acquitted

36. Mohammed Sa'ad Zamel Al-Rashidi, Kuwaiti - (on bail) four
months hard labor

37. Ahmed Mohammed Wahish Al-Mutairi, Kuwaiti - (in prison)
two years suspended sentence, 500 Kuwaiti dinar fine
(approximately 1,700 USD) and probation


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