Kuwait commutes 15 Indians' death sentence to life

New Delhi


The death sentence handed to 15 Indians in Kuwait has been commuted to life imprisonment, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday as she thanked the country's ruler for the gesture.

"The Emir of Kuwait has been pleased to commute the sentence of 15 Indian nationals from death to life imprisonment," Sushma Swaraj tweeted.

"The Emir further directed reduction in sentence of 119 Indian nationals. We are grateful to the Emir for this kind gesture," she said.

"The Indian Mission in Kuwait will provide all possible assistance to the Indian nationals who are awaiting release from prison," the Minister added. - IANS