Ex-MP Papul sentenced to 7 years in Kuwait over human trafficking

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Mohammad Shahid Islam, also known as Kazi Papul. Photo: Collected

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Mohammad Shahid Islam, also known as Kazi Papul. Photo: Collected

A Kuwaiti top appeals court today sentenced former Bangladeshi lawmaker Shahid Islam Papul to seven years in prison and ordered him to pay a fine of KD (Kuwaiti dinar) 2.7 million in a case filed for human trafficking.

The court also ordered the defendant be deported after serving the sentence, reports Gulf News.

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The court also handed down similar jail terms to the undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Interior Ministry Maj Gen Mazen Al Jarrah and Hassan Al Khedr, a manpower director, and ordered their termination from their respective government posts on charges of bribery in the same case.

The court, moreover, sentenced ex-Kuwaiti parliamentarian Salah Khurshed to seven years in prison and ordered him to pay a fine of KD 740,000.

A Kuwaiti criminal court in February sentenced the ex-Bangladeshi lawmaker to four years in prison and ordered him to pay a fine of KD1.9 million

He was charged with receiving money from dozens of workers to bring them in from Bangladesh to Kuwait through a company he managed with illegal assistance from the Kuwaiti officials charged in the case.

Papul reportedly amassed KD 5 million worth of assets in the Gulf country.

The Kuwaiti public prosecution contested the rulings handed down to the prime defendant and convicted accomplices and demanded tougher penalties.

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