Al-Tabtabaei banned from traveling abroad Amir expresses satisfaction on current political situation

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9: Former MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei was banned Wednesday from traveling abroad. The Public Prosecution released the former lawmaker on personal recognizance after he was questioned for participating in an unlicensed rally and resisting security operatives and defying their instructions.

The Public Prosecution interrogated the former MP after a petition was filed by Major General Abdulfatah Al-Ali accusing Al-Tabtabaei of participating in the “Nation’s Dignity I” held on Sept 21, 2012, during which the former lawmaker was arrested with others. “He was released on personal recognizance and banned from traveling”, Defense Attorney Mubarak Al-Harbi was quoted as saying.

Meanwhile, HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at a recent meeting with MP Khalid Al-Shulaimi expressed satisfaction on the current political situation with the level of cooperation between the executive and the Legislative authorities, reports Al-Anba daily.

Al-Shulaimi was quoted as saying the Amir has defended the lawmakers’ right of holding the ministers accountable and activating all their constitutional tools, adding the MPs must also perform their duties without defamation.

The MP hopes that the National Assembly and the government will both continue working to attain better levels of cooperation for the welfare of the people o Kuwait.


By: Jaber Al-Humoud Special to the Arab Times and Agencies

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