Death sentence given to 15 Indians in Kuwait has been commuted to life imprisonment, Minister of External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday.

“HH the Emir of Kuwait has been pleased to commute the sentence of 15 Indian nationals from death to life imprisonment. HH the Emir has further directed the reduction in sentence of 119 Indian nationals,” Swaraj tweeted.

“We are grateful to the Emir of Kuwait for this kind gesture. Indian mission in Kuwait will provide all possible assistance to the Indian nationals being released from the prison,” she said further.