The State Security Court convicted Abiad, Abd al-Rahim and Alam al-Dine of working for the Iraqi occupation newspaper Al-Nida. Abiad, a Lebanese citizen, was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Abd al-Rahim, a Palestinian, and Alam al-Dine, a Jordanian citizen and former editor at the Kuwait News Agency, were sentenced to 10 years in prison. Alam al-Dine had only worked a total of 12 hours for Al-Nida. The court also fined each of the three men KD 2000 and ordered that they be expelled from the country upon termination of their sentences.