Zakat House donates KD 300,000 for release of 158 convicted women

Director General of Zakat House Dr. Ibrahim Al-Saleh
Director General of Zakat House Dr. Ibrahim Al-Saleh

KUWAIT, June 2 (KUNA) — Kuwait Zakat House has donated a sum of KD 300,000 for the release of a total of 158 women convicted of financial offenses, or those who have been issued arrest warrants.
In a press conference on Thursday to kick off a campaign put together by the organization, Director General of Zakat House Dr. Ibrahim Al-Saleh noted all sums will be paid next week, which would render the court verdicts against those convicted, null and void.
Moreover, Al-Saleh added that Kuwait Zakat House has managed to set free 158 convicted women, with priority given to the elderly, widows and divorcees.
Meanwhile, he also called on all those wishing to donate to the campaign to do so through Zakat House centers interspersed all over the country, or through the organization’s website, in addition to text messages.
Chairman of Takaful Society for the Welfare of Prisoners Masaad Mandani thanked Kuwait Zakat House for its contributions to philanthropic causes.
Mandani also noted that the society has been able to facilitate the release of 7559 prisoners with a total sum of KD 5,800, of which Kuwait Zakat House has paid the lion’s share of. (end) amh.nam