Kuwait – The Court of Appeal in Kuwait upheld the first instance verdict sentencing a Filipina 10 years for her affiliation with the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (IS).
The woman was charged with joining the terrorist group and referred to the Criminal Court to stand trial.
She challenged the initial verdict before the Court of Appeals which upheld the ten-year prison sentence.
The convict, who arrived in Kuwait to work as a domestic helper in June 2016, was arrested two months after her arrival and confessed to being a member of the Islamic State group and plotting terrorist attacks in the country.
The Court of Appeals also ordered the deportation of the 32-year old woman after serving her prison term.
Her husband was an active fighter with IS in Libya and he had asked her to come to Kuwait from the Philippines as a domestic helper, giving her instructions to carry out terrorist attacks in the country.