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MP Shahid stands trial in Kuwait today

September 17, 2020 00:00:00

A Kuwait court will open trial against Bangladeshi MP Mohammad Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul and eight others over the charges of human trafficking and money laundering today(Thursday), reports bdnews24.com.

Two Kuwaiti lawmakers Saadoun Hammad and Salah Khorshid are facing trial for 'taking bribe' from Shahid.

Major General Mazen Sheikh Mazem Al Jarrah, assistant under-secretary of the interior ministry in Kuwait, is also among the accused.

The accused are charged with human trafficking, money laundering, bribing and threatening the state security, reported Arabic daily Al Qabas and Al Ra'I citing the Kuwait public prosecution.

Shahid, MP of Lakshmipur-2 seat, was arrested in Kuwait on Jun 6.

The Kuwaiti prosecutors charged Shahid with human trafficking, money laundering and torture on employees of his company, based on the complaints from five Bangladeshi nationals subjected to trafficking.

The incident stirred a political furore in Kuwait.

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