Lawyers and sheikh indicted for fake legal video
Three Geneva lawyers and a Kuwaiti sheikh have been indicted for forging an arbitration video.
The sheikh, Ahmad al-Sabah, is a member of the International Olympic Committee and the executive committee of world football governing body FIFA.
The legal dispute goes back several years and questions the authenticity of a video that discredited one of the sheikh's rivals for power in Kuwait, Nasser al-Sabah.
The video was put under arbitration, a procedure commonly used by companies to settle disputes out of court.
The current indictments concern whether recordings of the subsequent arbitration were authentic or staged to favour Ahmad al-Sabah, who "denies the charges against him”.
Geneva police have already made several interrogations and searches related to the matter.
A source close to the investigation deems it a sensitive case as it could damage Geneva's reputation as an international seat of arbitration.