The Chairman of the Amiri Rules and Regulations Committee Counselor Mohammed Fuhaid Al-Zuabi presented the instructions on the adoption of Amiri amnesty for this year to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lt-Gen Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah, reports Al-Anba daily.
According to security sources, the rules of the Amiri amnesty has been completed and will be approved by Minister of Justice in the next few days, after which the files of the prisoners will be examined and compare it with the amnesty rules.
They explained that the foremost important rule of the new amnesty is the deportation of all expatriates serving judicial sentences, irrespective of the period of their residencies or that of their family members in the country. Earlier, it was allowed to offer plea letter for the release of expatriate inmates who are residents of Kuwait for more than 20 years or whose families reside in the country.
However, as per the new rules, expatriates serving judicial sentences has to be deported to their own countries. Those excluded from this rule are expatriate husbands of Kuwaiti women, expatriate sons of Kuwaiti mothers, Bedoun residents, and expatriate wives of Kuwaiti men.
Also prisoners involved in State Security cases and other related cases such as terrorism, offending Amiri entity and human trafficking will not be covered under this amnesty rule.
Those involved in criminal cases such as intentional murder will be considered based on a waiver provided by the families of the victims. If there is a waiver, the rules of the amnesty will apply based on certain requirements. The sources indicated that approximately 1,000 prisoners are expected to benefit from this amnesty.
Courtesy: Arab Times