Kuwait releases 22 Indian prisoners, commutes sentences of 97 others

Written by October 2, 2017 08:40

Kuwait City: The Emir of Kuwait has freed 22 Indian prisoners and commuted the sentences of 97 others lodged in the Arab country’s jails.

According to India’s Embassy in Kuwait City, the list containing the names of 119 Indians is addition to the 15 Indian prisoners whose death sentences were recently commuted to life imprisonment.

The Indian prisoners in Kuwait covered by the Amiri pardon include 22 people who have been ordered to be released immediately.

Sentences of 53 Indians have been reduced from life imprisonment to 20 years. The Emir of Kuwait has ordered a reduction of three quarters of the sentence of 18 Indians, a reduction of half period of the sentences of 25 and one quarter of the sentence of one.

The Indian mission said that it would provide all possible assistance for their travel to India after their release or completion of sentences.

Efforts were also being made to help those Indian prisoners who have given their consent to spend rest of their sentence period in India.