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Tweeter gets 2 years jail with hard labor Court adjourns to April 2 case over illegal demonstration

KUWAIT CITY, March 5: The Financial Criminal Court presided over by Judge Nawaf Al-Shuraiyan sentenced Twitter user Abdullah Fayrouz to two-year imprisonment with hard labor and KD 150 fine for abusing the judicial court. It also ordered him to pay a temporary compensation of KD 5,001 to the judge who filed the case against him. According to the court files, the Public Prosecution accused the suspect of posting offensive remarks about the Head of the Supreme Judiciary Council and Judge of the Court of First Instance on his Twitter account. The court explained that the suspect did not show respect towards the judiciary authority by raising doubts against the judge’s honesty and devotion to work, which in turn is an insult against the entire body of the Kuwaiti judiciary. It clarified that it will ignore the denial of the defendant and his claim of legal criticism, stressing that the mistake he committed against the plaintiff caused harm.

Case adjourned to April 2: The Criminal Court adjourned to April 2 the case filed against some former MPs and political activists for staging an illegal demonstration in front of the Egyptian Embassy in Rawda area. According to the court files, the Public Prosecution accused former MP Jama’an Al-Harbash, former MP Khalid Shukhair and some political activists for staging the illegal demonstration and delivering speeches in front of the Egyptian Consulate. They had protested against the ousting of the former Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi even though millions of Egyptians had revolted against the latter in various Egyptian squares. Meanwhile, Attorney Dowaim Al-Muwaizri filed a petition at the Public Prosecution against a satellite TV channel for broadcasting a cartoon serial that epitomizes the 99 attributes of Allah.

By Jaber Al-Humoud
Al-Seyassah Staff


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