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Court orders auction of real-estate 2 protesters released on KD 500 bail, detention extended for four

KUWAIT CITY, July 15: The Public Prosecution Monday evening concluded investigations on the “complaint of Kuwait” lodged by Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah against Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad and former National Assembly Speaker Jassem Al-Kharafi. The prosecution listened to the testimony of Sheikh Al-Fahad until the dawn of Tuesday in the presence of his counsel Falah Al-Hajraf.
Meanwhile, the Misdemeanor Court has set July 22 for ruling in the lawsuit filed by State Security against 17 Kuwaitis who are standing trial for allegedly insulting the Amir and attacking security operatives while they participated in an unauthorized public protest after the “Enough of Frivolity” seminar at Erada Square. The Public Prosecution accused the defendants of acting in contrast to Article 25 of law number 31/1970 but they pleaded not guilty to the allegation. 
Relatively, the Misdemeanor Court released Abbas Al-Sha’abi and Abdul-Aziz Awadh on KD 500 bail bond, while the court ordered the detention of four other persons until August 5. The defendants were charged for participating in a public demonstration at Sabah Al-Nasser and Riqqa respectively.
In a related story, the chairperson of Kuwaiti Lawyers Association Nasser Al-Hayfi announced that the association has presented a letter in which it urged members of the Supreme Judicial Council to abdicate the position, because the decree, by which they were appointed is null and void, based on the Constitutional Court verdict of June 20, 2012. 
Al-Hayfi disclosed this to newsmen who were at the venue of a press conference where he planned to address them, but the conference was eventually canceled based on directives from the Ministry of Interior to the hotel management. The letter urged members of the council to consider content of the letter considering their vast knowledge of the law. 
‘Auction property’: The Court of Appeals ordered to auction a real-estate property that was jointly owned by a divorced couple. According to the case files, the woman has requested her ex-husband to sort the issue of the real estate that they owned jointly, in a friendly manner. However, when the man refused, she filed two cases through her lawyer Mohammad Kamel. 
Through the first case, she demanded for her share of the real-estate income which she had not received throughout the five years that they were divorced. For this case, the court ordered the man to pay her a sum of KD 94,000.
In the second case, the woman had requested the court to assign experts to determine if the real-estate can be divided equally. However, when the experts indicated that the property cannot be divided, the court ordered to sell the property in a public auction with a starting bid of KD 320,000. The property was eventually sold for KD 489,000.

Acquittal verdict cancelled: The Cassation Court presided over by Judge Meshal Al-Jerawi cancelled the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance, which had acquitted the chairman of the board of directors of a company from fraud charges. It instead obligated him to pay a civil compensation of KD 5,001. According to the case files, the chairman of the board of directors of the company and another individual took money from the plaintiff after convincing him about a project in a GCC country. However, the Court of First Instance acquitted them from the fraud charges after the plaintiff filed a petition against them. Attorney Abdulhameed Al-Sarraf filed an appeal against the verdict at the Cassation Court, stressing that the law used to acquit the defendant was inappropriately applied. He insisted on holding them responsible in a civil manner even if they did not commit the crime. 
 By Jaber Al-Humoud
Al-Seyassah Staff

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