local3KUWAIT: Kuwait Criminal Court on Thursday set January 12, 2016 as the date for a verdict-delivering session in the terror cell known as 'Al-Abdali,' in which 26 people are being tried over possession of huge amounts of weaponry and ammunition, as well as espionage for Iran and Hezbollah.

On Thursday's session, the court allowed defense lawyers to deliver their final statement. During last Tuesday's session, the testimony of the witness Athby Al-Fahad Al-Sabah was heard. The court, in previous sessions, listened to a number of defense lawyers, the public prosecution, coroners and a criminal investigation officer. It held the first hearing on September 15, prosecuting 26 persons accused of being members of or affiliated with the secret cell.

The prosecution had accused the defendants of committing acts that violate the State of Kuwait sanctity, collaborating with Iran and Hezbollah for carrying out hostile schemes against the country. They are also accused of possessing explosives, guns, ammunition, and unlicensed spying devices, with the intention of perpetrating crimes in the country. - KUNA