Two Iranians and a Kuwaiti citizen, all serving in Kuwait’s army, were condemned to death on Tuesday for being part of an Iranian spy cell, a judiciary source was quoted as saying by AFP.
A Syrian and a stateless Arab (Bidoun) were handed life terms at the end of the trial in a Kuwait City court. Meanwhile an Iranian man and the only woman defendant — daughter of one of the two Iranians on death row — were acquitted, he added.
The three men condemned to death and the Syrian were serving in the Kuwaiti military at the time of their arrest in May 2010, while the stateless person was an ex-soldier.
The defendants were accused of spying for Iran and of passing on information on the Kuwaiti and US military in Kuwait to the Revolutionary Guards.
The trial which kicked off last August was held behind closed doors.