KUWAIT: Kuwait has commuted the death sentence of 15 Indian nationals to life in prison, the Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reported yesterday. Swaraj said His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah also directed that the sentences of 119 Indian nationals be reduced.


In a series of tweets, Swaraj said “The Emir of Kuwait has been pleased to commute the sentence of 15 Indian nationals from death to life imprisonment.” The Indian embassy in Kuwait will provide all possible assistance to the Indian nationals being released from the prison, she tweeted. It was not immediately clear what charges led to the men’s death sentences.