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Court fines ex-MP KD 150, TV presenter KD 3,000 3 accused of trading in arms and ammunition granted bail

KUWAIT CITY, July 17: Judge Mohammad Ja’far ordered the release of three individuals accused of trading in weapons and ammunition on bail of KD 2,000 each. Attorney Talal Sabr Al-Enezi, who defended one of the accused, requested the court to release his client due to lack of justification to continue detaining the latter. He pointed out his client is a Kuwaiti so he is not expected to escape from the country. Case files indicate officers from the Drug Control General Department (DCGD) arrested two citizens and a GCC national in Riqqa for the possession of a bazooka (rocket launcher), 26 pistols, 19 machine guns and five hunting rifles; in addition to a huge number of different types of live ammunition. The accused also had in their possession 150 grams of shabu and 150 narcotic pills.

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Ex-MP fined KD 150: The Court of Appeals fined ex-MP Musallam Al-Barrak KD 150 and Al-Yawm TV Channel presenter Fahad Al-Zamel KD 3,000; and instructed both of them to pay KD 5,001 compensation to ex-MP Mohammad Al- Juwaehil who filed a lawsuit against them. According to the plaintiff’s lawyer — Attorney Yousef Hussein, Al-Barrak uttered statements deemed offensive to Al-Juwaehil during a TV interview in the diwaniya of Falah Al-Duweish. He said the statements in the interview have caused enormous damage to the reputation of his client.

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State Security case set for Aug 14: The Criminal Court, presided over by Judge Abdallah Al-Othman, postponed until Aug 14 the hearing on State Security case filed against Ahamad Al-Diqbas - a Kuwaiti - for participating in illegal demonstrations. Al-Diqbas has also been accused of assaulting security officers tasked to disperse participants in the illegal demonstrations.

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Document saves mom: A daughter saved her mother from imprisonment after lawyer Hamoud Al-Rad’aan managed to acquire document to prove an existent marriage before the court issued a verdict in a second lawsuit related to getting pregnant outside wedlock. The case file indicated a Kuwaiti woman was engaged in love affair with a male citizen but the family refused to let them get married, so the two of them decided to tie the knot in a customary way, after which the lady became pregnant. However, the man rejected the lady’s plea to make their union official. According to lawyer Al-Rad’aan, since there was no official document, relevant procedures were followed after the woman was blessed with a daughter and after receiving proof of the marriage order, the first case was dropped. Al-Rad’aan added that d3espite the father of the child was refusing to admit and accept his daughter, the second case obliged him to undertake DNA test to verify the paternity, and the outcome was positive.

By Jaber Al-Humoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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