June 11, 1991 |
A martial-law court on Monday sentenced a 57-year-old Jordanian air-conditioning technician to 15 years in prison for possessing explosives. The court ordered Hossni Mahmoud Hassan deported after he completes the prison term. Hassan, who had worked in Kuwait since 1957, was caught at a checkpoint after Kuwait was recaptured from Iraq on Feb. 26, security officials said. They said he was transporting explosives in a bag on the front seat of his car.
February 27, 1991 |
Once Iraqi forces are pushed out of the country, the restored Kuwaiti government plans to impose martial law for at least three months and perhaps as long as a year, according to detailed plans drawn up by the U.S. Army to guide American forces assisting Kuwaiti officials.
March 6, 1991 |
Emergency truck convoys are supplying food, water and medicine to this war-weary capital, but relief officials said restoring electricity will take 10 days or more. Retreating Iraqi troops damaged fuel cells at three of four plants that generate electricity and cut long sections from power lines across the country, a senior U.S. Army official told reporters Tuesday. "Transmission of power--that's the showstopper," said the official, who heads a 2,700-member U.S.
March 1, 1991 |
As a cessation of hostilities concluded Kuwait's seven-month ordeal of occupation, government officials here moved swiftly Thursday to control sporadic outbreaks of urban violence in a city where basic, day-to-day government has become another casualty of war. Two guards at the Palestine Liberation Organization embassy were shot by angry Kuwaitis, and gunfire rang out from a school and near a police station in a heavily Palestinian neighborhood of the Kuwaiti capital.
June 20, 1991 |
The French and German governments and two human rights groups Wednesday joined U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar in urging Kuwait not to execute convicted wartime collaborators. But a senior Kuwaiti official dismissed growing international criticism of the martial-law trials as premature. The official said that the more than 200 verdicts, which include 21 death sentences, have yet to be reviewed by a special judicial panel, approved by the crown prince and sanctioned by the emir.
March 20, 1991 |
Kuwait's newly restored government has resigned after growing public anger at the failure to restore electricity, water and other basic services. Planning Minister Suleiman al Mutawa told reporters today that Crown Prince Saad al Abdullah al Sabah, the prime minister and martial law administrator, dissolved the Cabinet late Tuesday because of the "criticism of us." "I think it was quite apparent that all the people talked about the lack of services," Mutawa said.