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Ruling on April 28 in vote-buying case Death row citizen’s hearing delayed

KUWAIT CITY, March 24: The Misdemeanor Court has fixed April 28 session to issue verdict in the case filed against MP Saadoun Hammad and six Kuwaiti men and women for allegedly buying votes during the parliamentary elections. During the last court session, the investigation officers alleged that one of the female suspects collected KD 20 from women for her vote. The lawmaker denied allegations that he bought votes from the electorate. Meanwhile, the detention renewal judge ordered to continue the detention of three Bedoun activists — Abdulhakim Al- Fadhli, Abdulnasser Al-Fadhli and Abdullah Attalla. The Al-Fadhli siblings are standing trial for inciting and participating in an illegal demonstration in Taima area on February 2014 while Attalla was accused of insulting HH the Amir.

Hearing delayed: The Court of Appeals, presided over by Judge Anwar Al-Enzi, postponed until May 25 the hearing on a petition filed by an officer at Qadsiya Police Station against the verdict of the First Instance Court, which had sentenced him to death for killing his colleague — Saud Al-Hosaini. The court is now waiting for the report of a committee consisting of professors from the College of Medicine at Kuwait University tasked to assess the condition of the suspect. In an unrelated case, the Appeals Court, chaired by Judge Ali Al-Dorai, adjourned until April 13 deliberations on a lawsuit filed against four men accused of killing a Lebanese doctor in the Avenues Mall. It can be recalled that the Court of First Instance had sentenced all four suspects to death

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