Kuwait’s court has released three more people who are accused of financially supporting the Iranian-backed Lebanon’s Hezbollah group on a bail of 5,000 dinars ($16,538) each.
Kuwaiti Al-Qabas newspaper quoting sources reported that the suspects were barred from traveling abroad, and five more people are still in jail in connection with the same case.
This comes as last month another three people were released on bail of 5,000 dinars each and they were also banned from leaving the country. They were detained on the same charge of supporting Hezbollah.
The suspects were arrested by Kuwaiti State Security Service on charges of money laundering for Hezbollah in November, the paper reported, saying they confessed to their crimes during the investigation.
“They were involved in collecting money, and also encouraged young Kuwaitis to support the Hezbollah group,” the outlet added.
Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Sabah had earlier said that Lebanon must not be a platform for hostile acts or words toward Gulf Arab states.
Al-Sabah, who visited Lebanon and met with President Michel Aoun in Beirut this week, called for improving ties between the two states deteriorated due to Iranian-backed Hezbollah group.
Relations got worse when former Lebanese Minister George Kordahi in October criticized Saudi-led coalition forces for fighting Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Kuwait had immediately expelled the Lebanese ambassador and recalled its envoy to Beirut in response to Kordahi’s remarks.
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