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Acquittal challenged in Shiite doctrine offense case

 KUWAIT CITY, March 26: The Court of Appeals adjourned to April 23 the appeal submitted by the Public Prosecution and plaintiff attorney Jaleel Al-Tabakh against the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance, which acquitted Dr Abdullah Al-Nafeesi of allegedly violating the national unity law and offending the Shiite doctrine. Earlier, the Public Prosecution filed three state security cases against Dr Al-Nafeesi, which he denied during investigations. He stressed that his statements during the seminar titled ‘The Safavids’ were based on information published in local newspapers. After investigations, he was released on bail worth KD 5,000 but a travel ban was placed on him.

Hearing continues: The Misdemeanor Court has set April 22 to continue hearing in the lawsuit filed by the Foreign Affairs Ministry against former MPs Musallam Al-Barrak, Mubarak Al-Wala’an and Salem Al- Namlan, in addition to the activist Abass Al-Shaabi for verbally attacking the King of Jordan. The Public Prosecution charged the suspects for spreading false news on Kuwait’s internal affairs to the detriment of the national interest. It alleged the defendants participated in a public protest and defiled police order to disperse, but all defendants denied the allegations.

Interpol procedures: Some procedures related to the establishment of the Gulf Interpol have been completed; including the list of contrabands and people wanted by law for their involvement in terrorism and other case, reports Al- Rai daily quoting sources. Sources revealed the project is aimed at unifying the follow-up operations, while the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been proposed to be the headquarters of the Interpol.

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