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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 21: The Criminal Court acquitted a Kuwaiti citizen but sentenced another to four year imprisonment, fine of KD 1,000 and withdrawal of drivers’ license in a case filed against them for possessing drugs. According to the case file, securitymen were patrolling when they suspected a vehicle and ordered the driver, who is the second suspect, to pull over. Detecting the smell of alcohol from him, they checked him and found hashish. At the same time, his passenger, who is the first suspect, refused to handover his identification documents and resisted arrest. Securitymen managed to control him and checked him to find ‘Tremadol’ pills. Public Prosecution accused the first suspect of possessing Tremadol pills for his own use without permission and resisting securitymen while they were on duty. It accused the second suspect of driving under the influence of liquor and drugs and possessing hashish for his own use. Lawyer Faisal Mohammad Al-Otaibi, who represented the first defendant, stressed that the evidences presented by the Public Prosecution against his client are weak and unconvincing. He urged the court to acquit his client based on Article 172 of the Penal Code.
Girl, boy reported missing: A 17-year old Kuwaiti girl has been reported missing 24 hours after she left the house with her friend. The girl’s mother filed the report at Salwa Police Station, explaining to securitymen that her daughter left the house 24 hours ago and did not return. She revealed that she and her daughter had an argument before the latter left the house and during the argument, the girl had said sentences like “Give me freedom”, “Leave me alone”, “Enough is enough” and “What do you want from me”. The mother revealed that she received some Whatsapp messages but when she called her daughter’s mobile phone, she did not answer and later the mobile phone was switched off. Securitymen took down more information about the daughter and have launched investigations to find her. Meanwhile, a Kuwaiti citizen has reported his 22-year old son as missing as he left home last Sunday and did not return yet. He revealed that he went to the houses of his son’s friends but they told him they did not see him. Securitymen took necessary action.
Students file lawsuits: A number of female students who were refused admission by the Kuwait University, specifically to the College of Human Medicine, have filed lawsuits, reports Al- Qabas daily quoting informed sources. The same sources said the students have filed for compensation and if a court rules in their favor the verdict can cost the university KD 2 million. The students claim all male students who were given admission had gained much lower marks than them. The source added earlier the Court of Cassation had ruled in favor of the students and given them KD 5,001 each temporary compensation, thus opening the door for them to file lawsuits for bigger amounts. The source pointed out so far 10 students have filed lawsuits and each of them is seeking KD 200,000 in compensation.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud, Meshal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies