30 Months of Jail for Ahmed Al-Fahad on a false arbitration case

After 10 days of appeals, a Swiss criminal court in Geneva convicted Sheikh Ahmed al-Fahad and four others in a false case of Kuwaiti arbitration complaint.

Sheikh Ahmed al-Fahad, a local Swiss Lehman TV reporter, was sentenced to 30 months in prison, including 14 months in prison. The court imposed the same fine on Assistant Ahmed Al-Fahad.

An English lawyer specializing in international arbitration was also sentenced to 36 months in prison, including 18 months of effective imprisonment and a five-year ban from practicing law in Switzerland, while the other two Bulgarian and Ukrainian lawyers were convicted on the 15th and 18th Months suspended jail.

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Al-Fahad’s trial sessions began on August 30, when Al-Fahad appeared alongside four other defendants: a former Kuwaiti aide to Al-Fahad and two Geneva-based lawyers from Bulgaria and Ukraine. The fifth defendant, an English lawyer, did not attend the hearing.

Defendants faced charges of setting up an arbitration case in Geneva in 2014 to document photographic evidence proving that it had been vandalized.

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Kaleem Shaik

Kaleem Shaik writes about international affairs News for Mykuwaits, out of Kuwait. Kaleem Shaik is a senior reporter for Mykuwaits.com and has frequently written about international affairs, latest developments around the world. Kaleem Shaik is available on Facebook at @shaik.kaleemullah.98, Please send in your leads and tips.
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