Iranian Spy Rings Reaching to Kuwait?

In May 2010, seven people were arrested in Kuwait after being accused of spying for Iran. On April 5, 2011, the verdicts in their trials were handed in. Three were sentenced to death, two were given life terms in prison, and two were acquitted. The men sentenced to death are two Iranian men and a Kuwaiti native, all of whom were serving in the Kuwaiti army at the time of their arrest. One of the men given a life term appears to be the brother of the two Iranian men and is an ex-soldier in the Kuwaiti army. All of the defendants were accused of spying for Iran and passing information about the Kuwaiti and US military to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. Officials in Tehran have denied that any of the defendants were working for the Iranian government, saying that these claims are “absolutely false”.
The trial for all seven people opened last August and was subject to Judge Adel al-Sagar’s news blackout. It is only now that convictions have been made that information is being released. During the trial, the court heard accusations that the defendants took pictures of Kuwaiti military installations, spying on and monitoring all of the sites’ activities. Local media outlets say that the convicted men had confessed to the charges, but later denied them in court and said that their confessions were made under the influence of torture.

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