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Kuwait jails ex-MP Papul to 7 years for human trafficking

 News Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:57 PM, 28 November 2021   Updated: 07:02 PM, 28 November 2021

Kuwait jails ex-MP Papul to 7 years for human trafficking

Kuwait jails ex-MP Papul to 7 years for human trafficking

A Kuwaiti top appeals court today sentenced former Bangladeshi lawmaker Shahid Islam Papul to seven years in prison and ordered him to pay a fine of KD (Kuwaiti dinar) 27 lakh in a case filed for human trafficking

The court also handed down similar jail terms to Kuwaiti Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Interior Ministry Maj. Gen. Mazen Al Jarrah and Hassan Al Khedr, a manpower director; and ordered their sacking from their government posts on charges of bribery in the same case, reports Gulf News.

The court, moreover, sentenced ex-Kuwaiti parliamentarian Salah Khurshed to seven years in prison and ordered him to pay a fine of KD740,000. The rulings are final.

Last February, a Kuwaiti criminal court sentenced the ex-Bangladeshi lawmaker, named in the media as Mohammed Shahid Islam, to four years in prison and ordered him to pay a fine of KD1.9 million.

He was charged with receiving money from dozens of workers in return for bringing them in from Bangladesh to Kuwait through a company he managed with illegal assistance from Kuwaiti officials charged in the case.

He has reportedly amassed KD5 million worth of assets in the Gulf country.

The Kuwaiti public prosecution contested the rulings handed down to the prime defendant and convicted accomplices and demanded tougher penalties.

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