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Kuwait: MPs seek amnesty for jailed colleagues after court ruling

The Court of Cassation threw Kuwaiti politics into fresh turmoil on 8 July, by sentencing two current members of the National Assembly and six former MPs to jail terms of three and a half years for storming parliament in 2011. The two sitting MPs, Waleed Al-Tabtabai and Jamaan Al-Harbash, were reportedly outside the country at the time of the decision, which had been delayed from May. They are expected to lose their seats, although that will require a vote in parliament first.

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