KUWAIT CITY, April 26: The Criminal Court, headed by Judge Waleed Al-Kandari, sentenced two individuals to death while another was sentenced to life imprisonment and one to 10 years in jail for killing a Kuwaiti and stabbing another citizen. Case files indicate that officers from Hawally Investigation Department arrested five individuals suspected of involvement in the killing and stabbing incidents identified as follows: A.B. born in 1996, Y.A. a Bedoun born in 1999, two citizens – A.N. born in 1996 and E.E. born in 1997, in addition to S.A. an Iranian born in 1998. It has been reported that fight erupted between the two citizens and the five persons mentioned above. One of the accused is said to have stabbed one of the citizens identified as E.E. born in 1999 and the sharp tool used to hit the right side of his chest resulted in his death. Another accused – A.N. – stabbed the other citizen twice in the shoulder. The accused confessed to committing the crime during investigation so they were referred to the relevant authorities.
May 17 hearing set: The Administrative Section in the Court of Cassation, chaired by Judge Jamal Al-Onaizi, set May 17 for hearing the appeal filed by ex-MP Abdullah Al-Barghash on the withdrawal of his citizenship and that of his family. The appellant and his lawyer attended the last court session, but shortly after beginning of the session, Al-Barghash engaged the judges in a hot exchange of words and raised his voice to an extent that the judges asked the security officers to take him out of the hall to ensure he did not disrupt the proceedings. The judges later allowed him to return to the hall under strict order that he must adhere to rule of the court. The questions he raised in a loud voice were, “Why were I and my family stripped of our citizenship? What is the proof? We respected the law and remained law-abiding, so why were we stripped of the citizenship?” It is worth mentioning that a report from the prosecution said the decision to revoke the citizenship of Al-Barghash family is no longer within the prerogative of the leadership as it is an administrative decision subject to the discretion of the Administrative Court. The decision to revoke the citizenship of Al-Barghash, his siblings and family was taken by the Council of Ministers in line with Article 21(A) of Nationality Law No. 15/1959.
Two rallyists jailed: The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Moha-mmad Al-Duaij sentenced two citizens Abbas Al-Sha’abi and Musaed Al-Mus-allam to two-year imprisonment with hard labor for participating in an unlicensed demonstration and attacking securitymen. The Public Prosecution accused the suspects of gathering in a public place with the intention of disturbing public security and participating in an unlicensed strike. Earlier, the Detention Renewal Judge had released the defendants on bail worth KD 500 each.
Ex-MP acquitted: The Criminal Court acquitted former MP Nasser Al-Duwaili and crew of Scope TV Channel who were accused of insulting the Egyptian regime and army. According to the case file, the Public Prosecution accused Al-Duwaili in line with Article 4 of Law No. 30/1970. Al-Duwaili was accused of making offensive remarks about Egypt during an interview with Scope TV Channel in a manner that could threaten the relations shared between Kuwait and Egypt. Following the interview, Kuwait’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs had lodged a complaint against him and the crew of Scope TV Channel, accusing them of threatening the diplomatic relations shared between Kuwait and Egypt.
Jail for businessman: The Misdemeanor Court has sentenced a Kuwaiti businessman, father of a current Member of Parliament — to three years imprisonment for issuing a dud cheque for KD 300,000, reports Al-Shahed daily. It has been reported several similar lawsuits have been filed against the businessman. He has been convicted in some of them while other are still being looked into by the court.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies