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Report: Kuwaiti Olympic official sentenced to six months in jail

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Cairo (dpa)- A Kuwaiti court has sentenced a Kuwaiti member of the International Olympic Committee to six months in prison for violating a media gag in a sensitive case and showing contempt for the judiciary, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported on Friday.

The ruling was delivered on Thursday by the Criminal Court, which ordered Sheikh Ahmed Al Fahd Al Sabah to pay bail of 1,000 dinars (around 3,300 dollars) to stay out of prison pending a decision on his appeal, al-Qabas reported.

Ahmed, 53, also heads the Olympic Council of Asia

Al-Qabas said he had violated a prosecutor‘s ban on commenting on an alleged plot to overthrow the Kuwaiti government when he discussed the case in a local TV interview.

In the interview, he also attributed quotes to Kuwait‘s Emir Sabah al-Ahmed without permission, according to the paper, which did not say when the interview was aired.

Ahmed, a member of Kuwait‘s ruling family, previously held several ministerial posts in the oil-rich Gulf country.

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