KUWAIT CITY, July 26: The Criminal Court, headed by Judge Muhammad Al-Deiaj, released on bail the mother of Abu Turab who has been accused of joining DAESH. The court, however, decided to continue the detention of the son and postponed the hearing until Sept 20, 2016 in order to summon the officer in charge of the case. Abu Turab and his mother were heavily guarded when they appeared in court on Tuesday.
The mother denied joining DAESH, adding that she travelled to Syria to search for her first son who went there for Jihad and was later announced as dead. Attorney Thamer Ali Al-Sanee, who represented the mother, confirmed that the judge ordered her release on bail and postponed the hearing to listen to the testimony of the officer in charge of the case.
On the other hand, lawyer for Abu Turab, Attorney Talal Al-Mayah, requested for his release on bail but the court rejected the request, taking into consideration the security of the accused. The two lawyers also demanded to hear the statements of defense witnesses. Both lawyers affirmed that the situation of the accused is very good especially since they surrendered and this gives them a chance to be pardoned according to the law.
Rule specified: Public Relations and Security Media Department Tuesday announced that amended Law No. 35/2016 related to the provisions of Criminal Code 17/1970 that stipulates the period of keeping a person in custody for criminal and misdemeanor cases — over and above other procedures of detention, will be enforced one month after its publishing in the official Gazette. Statement indicated the Interior Ministry Undersecretary Lieutenant General Suleiman Al-Fahad issued Circular No. 207/2016 based on the ministry’s commitment to execute the provisions of amended law published on July 20, 2016. The law in its first article says “it is not allowed under any circumstance to keep a person in custody for more than 4 days in criminal cases and 48 hours in misdemeanor cases without a written order from a detective for that purpose”.
Crime crackdown: In compliance with the instruction of acting Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs in the Interior Ministry Major General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah, security officers launched intensive campaigns in the six governorates against those who violated the laws of the country, reports Al-Rai daily. These campaigns led to the arrest of 12 Kuwaitis and expatriates wanted by law in relation to financial cases in which the amount involved is estimated at more than KD 25,000. Also, two Kuwaiti men were nabbed in Bneid Al-Gar – one of them is wanted by law for financial claims valued at KD 40,600 and the other for KD 55,150 dinars, in addition to a Syrian who failed to pay his debt amounting to KD 1,537. In Hawally, two Kuwaitis were arrested as they are wanted by law for not paying debts amounting to KD 59,500 and KD 14,552 respectively. In Ahmadi, five Kuwaitis were arrested for financial claims totaling KD 164,852. Some other persons were arrested for the possession of drugs.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies