Royal wins case in debt-row with ex-wife

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 17: The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Khalid Al-Othman overturned the verdict of a lower court that had ordered a member of the royal family to pay his divorced wife the outstanding payment of an imaginary debt of KD 110,000. The Appeals Court considered the long-standing factor of the debt as the reason for denying the request.

According to the case files, the plaintiff had filed the lawsuit against her ex-husband for the payment of the remaining KD 24,000 of the long-standing debt, which he was supposed to pay from Oct 1, 2009 to October 1, 2011 on a monthly installment from 2011.

The husband had reportedly agreed to pay KD 1,000 as monthly installment from October 2009 based on a document signed on Sept 1, 2009. She complained that when he stopped the payments midway, she left a recorded message to him as reminder for the remaining payments but he ignored her request.
The defense lawyer Hassan Al-Ajmi disagreed with the plaintiff’s claims, insisting there was no such agreement between the couple.

He explained that the couple was married from 1982 from when the defendant had taken care of his wife.
He faulted the decision of the lower court, indicating that the court did not consider the fact that the debt was not real but imaginary.

He said the woman paid the amount from her bank account during the period of investigations to give the impression that his client made the payments so that the debt appeared real.

KGFC triumphant: The Eighth Administrative Court recently shelved a decision which was issued by the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) to refrain from renewing the license of Kuwait Gulf Fishing Company (KGFC), Branch Two.
Moreover, the court also ordered PAAAFR to pay KD 5,000 temporary compensation to the company for the harm caused to it by the decision.
General Manager of the company Khalifa Al-Mutairi, in a press statement, hailed the Kuwaiti judiciary for the just and honest verdict.

Anti-poll voices grow: The Electoral Appeals Department on Monday received seven appeals filed by a group of citizens against the constitutionality and results of the electoral process.
Former parliamentary candidate Hamad Al-Tuweijiri was among the citizens filing an appeal against those who were declared winners in Third Constituency, and demanded the number of votes from the constituency must be recounted.
Also, Saoud Mubarak Salem Al-Ajmi and Ali Al-Muteiri filed an appeal against all candidates who were declared winners in the parliamentary elections and called for nullification of the entire electoral process, while former MPs Bader Al-Rashid, Abdul Latif Al-Munawer and Salman Al-Salem submitted three appeals against those who were declared winners in the Fourth Constituency. They also demanded the recounting of votes.

New turn in case: The Appeals Court presided over by Judge Anwar Al-Enezi has set Feb 11, 2013 to look into fresh evidences unfolding in former MP Obeid Al-Wasmi’s case after he was acquitted of charges filed against him by Public Prosecution.
Apparently, the Public Prosecution appealed the acquittal verdict and submitted related videos with the testimony of the concerned Special Forces officer.
Earlier, Al-Wasmi was charged by Public Prosecution for abusing and challenging the powers of HH the Amir in public during a seminar held at the diwaniya of former MP Jamaan Al-Harbash, and inciting securitymen to rebel against the authority.
He was also accused of purposefully spreading false information about the internal state of the country to the outside world in an attempt to harm the national interests, while defying the instructions of securitymen on duty.

By: Jaber Al-Humoud Special to the Arab Times

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