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Wednesday , February 24 2021

Bill eyes rejig of cybercrime law

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 17: MP Hesham Al-Saleh submitted a bill on amending Cybercrimes Law number 63 for the year 2015; particularly the cancellation of stipulations on defamation crime or offending the dignity of individuals due to difficulties in defining the crime and remand due to cybercrimes. The bill allows the Public Prosecution to impose maximum of three weeks police surveillance over an accused, if the need arises.

The bill also specifies the deadline for implementing the prison sentence imposed on anyone who commits the crimes stipulated in the law, such that a prison sentence is cancelled if it is not executed within two years if the period of imprisonment is three years and within five years if the period of imprisonment is more than three years.

MPs Osama Al-Shaheen, Osama Al-Menawer, Abdullah Al-Mudaf, Badr Al-Dahoum and Muhannad Al-Sayer submitted a proposal to form a temporary parliamentary committee which will deal with women and family affairs. MPs Muhannad Al-Sayer, Hassan Jawhar, Mehalhal Al- Mudaf, Abdullah Al-Mudaf and Abdulaziz Al-Saqaabi presented a proposal to amend law number 2/1981 on the establishment of the Administrative Court; as well as Article Two of Court Law number 23/1990.

The only crimes punishable by law number 23/1990 are offending God and offending the Amiri entity. MP Musaed Al-Ardi submitted a proposal to form a factfinding committee which will investigate incidents during the inaugural session of the National Assembly, affirming that a number of his colleagues signed the bill.

By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff

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