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Kuwait appeals court upholds acquittal of eight accused of planning attack on US base

Jurist reports in an October 28 article entitled "Kuwait appeals court upholds acquittal of eight accused of planning attack on US base," that a Kuwaiti appeals court last Thursday (10.28.10), upheld the acquittal of eight men accused of attempting to form an al Qaeda cell and planning to attack a US base 70 miles south of Kuwait City. 

The eight were tried and acquitted in May. The Court of Appeals also upheld the lower court's ruling that the men had been tortured by the Kuwaiti security service. A lawyer for the acquitted men said the defense team was considering suing the interior ministry for the alleged torture. The prosecutor still has the option of appealing the acquittals to Kuwait's highest court, although they have not yet indicated whether they will do so.

For the full text of the October 28th article, click here.

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