KUWAIT CITY, Dec 27 (AFP): Six Islamists from a group linked to the Al-Qaeda network were sentenced to death by a Kuwaiti court Tuesday for their roles in deadly clashes with police in January.
Three of the men convicted by the criminal court are Kuwaiti nationals, while the other three are bidouns, Arabs without nationality.
A seventh accused, a Kuwaiti, was sentenced to life in prison. The condemned are members of a group linked to Al-Qaeda calling itself the "Peninsula Lions Brigades".
Eight militants were killed in January's fierce gun battles with Kuwaiti police along with four police officers and two civilians.