Kuwait slaps Filipina with 10-year term for ISIL links

32-year-old Filipina sentenced to decade behind bars for affiliation with notorious terror group

Kuwait slaps Filipina with 10-year term for ISIL links

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Kuwaiti criminal court on Monday slapped a woman from the Philippines with a 10-year jail term after she was convicted of belonging to the ISIL terror group, according to a local judicial source.

The court also called for her expulsion from Kuwait upon the completion of her sentence, the same source said, insisting on anonymity as he was unauthorized to speak to the media.

Monday’s court ruling, however, still remains subject to appeal.

The woman, identified as Livani Azvillo, 32, was initially detained in August on suspicions of belonging to the terror group and planning terror attack in the small Gulf country.

At the time, Kuwait’s Interior Ministry had said Azvillo had entered the country two months earlier to work as a house maid.

Security forces monitoring the woman's email account, however, reportedly found messages sent by Azvillo to ISIL’s affiliate in Libya in which she pledged her allegiance to the terror group, according to the Interior Ministry.

Kuwait is a member of a U.S.-led military coalition which since 2014 has pounded ISIL positions in Iraq and Syria.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Aralık 2016, 14:32