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‘Pay KD 53,000 to victim of rape’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 7: The Court of Appeals upheld verdict of the Court of First Instance that ordered two men who were charged with rape to pay KD53,000 compensation to the victim to cover material and psychological damages. The plaintiff’s counsel, Attorney Mohammad Al-Khaldi, informed the court that his client invited some friends for a dinner in her apartment. During the event, she became exhausted and went to sleep in her room. Her sleep was disrupted when the two suspects broke the door into the room and raped her. The suspects also stole the woman’s money, ATM card and mobile phone. The material damages include rape, beating and stealing while the psychological damages include indignity, dishonor, tarnished image, fear, sadness and pain.

Woman shuns son: The Personal Status Section at the Court of Appeals has approved the petition filed by a woman who refused to see her son for repudiating and disrespecting her. The court thereby dismissed verdict of the Court of First Instance that granted the son right to see the woman. Case files indicate the son asked the court to allow him to see his mother every week and on the second day of Eid, claiming that his siblings had deprived him of this right due to an earlier dispute between them. The woman’s lawyer, Attorney Abdul- Aziz Al-Benwan, told the court that his client is not interested in seeing her son due to the pain she experienced when he repudiated and disrespected her.

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