Amir receives pardoned ex-MP, activist

KUWAIT: HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah receives pardoned former MP Fahd Al-Khanna (left) and activist Hejab Al-Hajeri (right) at Bayan Palace yesterday. – KUNA

KUWAIT: HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah yesterday received ex-MP Fahd Al-Khannah and activist Hejab Al-Hajeri after they were pardoned and released from prison. The two were among 15 opposition activists, including several ex-MPs, who were sentenced to over three years in jail for storming the National Assembly building in Nov 2011 following an opposition-sponsored demonstration against corruption.

Most of the convicts left the country before the ruling was issued and have since been living in Turkey. Khannah decided to return about two weeks ago and was pardoned by HH the Amir after spending a few days in jail. Hajeri decided to stay in the country and served around one year in jail before benefiting from the Amiri pardon. Khannah and Hajeri both thanked HH the Amir and HH the Crown Prince for the pardon.

By B Izzak