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Iraqi Sentenced To Life in Prison For Collaboration

November 27, 1993

KUWAIT (AP) _ A state security court sentenced an Iraqi to life in prison on Saturday for spying on Kuwaiti military posts along the disputed border with Iraq, the Kuwait News Agency reported.

The report said the court found Khaled Rahim Wali, 19, guilty of espionage on Aug. 6. It gave no further information on the case.

The same court sentenced a Jordanian to 10 years in prison, to be followed by deportation, for writing anti-Kuwait articles during the seven-month Iraqi occupation of Kuwait in 1990, it said.

International human rights groups have criticized Kuwaiti courts for relying on classified evidence and confessions taken under duress in trials of those who allegedly collaborated with Iraq.

Earlier this month, an appeals court overturned a death sentence given to an Iraqi national.

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