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Court revokes woman’s 1-year jail with hard labor, deportation Citizen acquitted of destroying neighbour’s fence

KUWAIT CITY, July 26: The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Mohammad Al-Mutairi has revoked the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which sentenced a Moroccan woman to one-year imprisonment with hard labor and KD 500 bail bond for suspending the execution of the verdict, as well as immediate deportation after completion of the jail term. The court instead acquitted her from all charges. According to the case file, the woman had allegedly stolen KD 10,000 and a SIM card belonging to the lawyer for whom she worked as a secretary. She was accused of falsifying official documents concerning the amounts collected from some clients.
 
The defense counsel Attorney Mariam Faisal Al-Bahar insisted that the accusation was illogical and was fabricated to indict her client. Stressing the lack of evidences to substantiate the claim, she said the case file did not include the account number from which the amount was apparently stolen. She said she was surprised when the plaintiff could not confront the defendant with the allegation during the remaining one and a half years that she was worked in the office after the lawyer started suspecting her.
 
Court acquits citizen: The Court of Appeals Al-Jeeran upheld the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which acquitted a Kuwaiti citizen of allegedly destroying the prefabricated fence around his neighbor’s house deliberately.  According to the case files, the plaintiff alleged that his neighbor used a strong metal object to destroy the fence. The plaintiff’s housemaid identified the suspect in an identity parade.  However, the defense counsel Attorney Abdullah Al-Kandari denied the allegation against his client, insisting on the lack of concrete evidences.
 
 By Jaber Al-Humoud
Al-Seyassah Staff

By: Jaber Al-Humoud

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