A Kuwaiti court has sentenced two women to seven years in jail each for kidnapping a man and forcing him to have sex with them, a local daily reported Sunday.

The two women were convicted of raping the man by forcing him to have sex against his will, Al-Rai newspaper said, without providing their names or that of their victim.

They were also found guilty of beating the man, who filed a medical report to the court.

The daily said that a lower court had initially sentenced the two women to 15 years in jail each, but the appeals court on Saturday reduced the sentence to seven years.

The two women denied the charges. They have the right to appeal against the sentence to the Cassation Court whose rulings are final. - Sapa-AFP