Re-open capital punishment file: MPs

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 25: Several MPs plan to open the file capital punishment — hanging to death — file which was suspended in 2007, reports Al-Rai daily quoting parliamentary sources.
The daily added 37 await the gallows for premeditated murders.
The sources say this file may cause some disagreements between the executive and legislative authorities to the extent the government may be accused of bowing to pressures from international human rights organizations.

Protest staged: More than 25 Kuwaitis attempted to break into the Sabah Al-Nasser Police Station a few hours after the Court of Appeals sentenced two officers to life imprisonment for torturing Kuwaiti citizen Mohammad Al-Maymouni to death, reports Al-Rai daily.
According to reports the citizens were furious because the officers escaped with a ‘light’ punishment. They were demanding death for the two accused.
The citizens also pelted stones at the Police Station and then went to the Sixth Ring Road from were they were dispersed by the Special Forces using tear gas and smoke bombs.

Gun, liquor seized: Police have arrested a Kuwaiti man for possessing a pistol and alcohol, reports Al-Anba daily.
Patrolmen in Salmiya suspected a motorist and ordered him to stop. However, he ignored police and stepped on the gas pedal in a vain attempt to escape.
Police chased and arrested him and during a search of the car found a pistol, ammunition rounds and a bottle of imported alcohol.
He has been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department.

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