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Case against blogger adjourned – Jail for ex-MP

KUWAIT CITY, March 6: The Criminal Court adjourned to March 19 the case filed against a Twitter user Abdullah Al-Hadlaq who is being accused of insulting Imam Ali bin Abi Talib. During the court session, Lawyer Ali Al-Ali demanded temporary compensation worth KD 5,001, stressing that Al-Hadlaq violated Article 1 of law No. 19/2012 on national unity as well as articles 209 and 210 of the Penal Code, and Article 1 of law No. 9/2001 on misuse of phones. Earlier, the Public Prosecution had charged Al-Hadlaq on the aforementioned allegations after he uploaded two posts on his Twitter account in which he sarcastically wrote about Imam Ali Bin Abi Talib and provoked disputes between Sunni and Shiite sects.

Ex-MP jailed: The Misdemeanor Section in the First Instance Court sentenced a businessman (former MP) to one year in prison for real estate swindling. The accused has been charged with stealing millions of Kuwaiti dinars as he deceived his victims and encouraged them to engage in fake investment projects. The accused had previously been sentenced to imprisonment and banned from traveling. He is also involved in other lawsuits. Attorney Mariam Al-Bahr, who defended the victim in court, unveiled her plan to file a civil lawsuit in order to reclaim the money of her client.

Asian thieves caught: Security guards of a contracting company have caught a fourman gang of Asian thieves – three Bangladeshis and an Indian, reports Al-Anba daily. They were caught red-handed while attempting to steal electrical wires. The suspects have been handed over to relevant authorities.

‘Killer’ denied bail: The Court of Appeal chaired by Judge Salem Al-Heid rejected the bail application of an Iraqi man who killed his father, and adjourned the case to April 17. The Criminal Court had previously sentenced the defendant to 10 years in prison with hard labor and deportation after serving the term. He was charged for the premeditated killing of his father whom he ran over with a car at Sulaibiya Farms. The Public Prosecution registered the case in Sulaibiya Police Station on September 30, 2016 and the defendant was accused of deliberately driving the car to kill his father, indicating he pursued the deceased with car and hit him twice to sniff the life out of him.

Father gets right: The Family Court has granted a father the right to manage the estate of his son who is in his 20s after Lawyer Zaid Al-Khabbaz representing the plaintiff proved inability of the son to manage the property due to his current state of health. The lawyer filed lawsuit proving the man in question is the biological son of his client and he’s battling with the issue of solitude, reclusion, low cognition and mental confl ict. He assured the man is currently unable to manage his estate. However, he could regain strength to act appropriately after completing treatment. They urged the court to force the man to accept the decision, which they claim has been taken in his interest

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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