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Man acquitted of molestation

KUWAIT CITY, May 29: The Court of Cassation annulled the verdict of the Appeals Court that had sentenced a man to ten years in prison for molesting the daughter of his exwife, and acquitted the suspect of all charges against him. Representing the defendant, Lawyer Ali Al- Osfour argued that testimonies and evidences presented against his client were inconsistent, indicating the evidence presented by Public Prosecution were not satisfactory to convict his client. The court agreed and acquitted his client.

Ruling June 17: The Criminal Court adjourned to June 17 the issuance of verdict in the case filed against former MP Musallam Al- Barrak, Mubarak Al-Walaan and political activist Abbas Al-Sha’abi for the offences committed against King Abdullah II of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. According to the case files, the Public Prosecution accused them of spreading false news about the country. It accused Al-Barrak of broadcasting false news through a French news channel by affirming the existence of 3,500 Jordanian security personnel in Kuwait. It accused all three suspects of participating with other individuals in an unlicensed gathering and ignoring the orders of securitymen to disperse.

Principal sued: Lawyers Mariam Al-Bishara and Mariam Al-Mumin filed a case against the principal of a girls’ school affiliated to the Ministry of Education, accusing her of neglecting the safety of the students under her watch. The lawyers accused her of neglect following an incident when a marble block fell on one of the students and almost killed her. According to the initial medical report, the student sustained a number of injuries that could result in a permanent physical disability, thereby affecting the victim’s future.

Bedoun protest: The Criminal Court, presided over by Judge Abdulnasser Khureibit, postponed until Sept 7 the hearing on the Bedouns demonstration case, in which 33 individuals were accused of participating in unlicensed protest action in September 2011. Case files indicate that the Public Prosecution filed charges against the accused; such as assaulting police officers who were tasked to disperse the demonstrators, gathering in a public place without a permit and rioting.

Scribes summoned: The Public Prosecution has summoned media figures - Mohammad Al- Washihee and Saud Al-Asfoor - to appear in its chambers in relation to a television program, ‘Talk Shock’, which hosted former Municipal Council member Khalefa Al-Khorafi who is vying for a parliamentary seat in the upcoming by-election. Al-Washihee is the presenter of the program and Al-Asfoor heads the production team.

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