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Blogger Sa’adoun evades penalty
KUWAIT CITY, Feb 21: The Court of Appeals has decided to suspend the hearing of the appeal filed by the plaintiff against a verdict issued by the Criminal Court, which sentenced 19 individuals who were accused of joining DAESH to ten-year imprisonment, until the defendants are given the opportunity to file an appeal against the same verdict.
Meanwhile, the Criminal Court sentenced a blogger to six-year imprisonment in a State Security case filed against him for offending the Amiri entity. Furthermore, the Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Nasser Salem Al-Haid upheld the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which refrained from punishing the blogger Rana Al-Sa’adoun in a State Security lawsuit filed against her for spreading and quoting from the controversial speech titled “Enough of Frivolity”.
Also, the Court of Appeals cancelled the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which acquitted a lawyer, mandoup and the head of a foreign legal consultancy office. The court refrained from punishing the lawyer and obligated him to pay a financial guarantee of KD 3,000 and sign a pledge of good conduct for two years. The court decided to refrain from punishing the mandoup and obligated him to pay financial guarantee of KD 1,000. The court sentenced the head of the office of foreign legal consultancy office to three-year imprisonment with hard labor.
In addition, the Court of Appeals canceled the verdict issued by the Criminal Court which acquitted 24 Kuwaiti men and women who had provided fake information to illegally acquire national labor subsidy without informing the owner of the company where they worked. The court refrained from punishing the defendants, obligated them to display good conduct and pay financial guarantees worth KD 200 each. The court ordered defendants 3 to 24 to repay the money they attained illegally.
Arjani joins front: Abu Hassan Al-Kuwaiti (Ali Al-Arjani) has reportedly joined the Syrian Liberation Front, reports Al-Rai daily quoting the Jihadist sources. The Front comprises fighters from Ahrar Al-Sham and Nour al-Din Al-Zenki movement.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff