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Case against terror cell supporters adjourned

KUWAIT CITY, March 11: The Court of Appeals adjourned to March 31 the case filed against those who are accused of sheltering 13 convicts in the Abdali Cell case from the police. The case has been adjourned in order to notify the first defendant cleric Hassan Al-Matouq and request the relevant officer from the State Security Department to attend the coming session. Previously, the Public Prosecution had charged the suspects of sheltering the convicts in the Abdali Cell case, joining a banned organization, and spying for that organization. The defense team said their clients were unaware of the decision to execute the sentences issued by the Court of Cassation, adding that the verdicts were executed few days after they were issued, due to which there is no crime.

Kuwaiti acquitted: The Criminal Court acquitted a Kuwaiti citizen who was accused of possessing illicit drugs meant for consumption and sale, resisting security operatives, and driving under narcotic influence. The suspect explained that he had picked up a man, simply known as Nawaf, on the road with the intention of dropping him off at a particular location. The man was carrying a big bag. However, when his car was stopped for a security check, the passenger jumped out of the car and fled from the scene, leaving behind the bag. When securitymen checked the bag, they found some illicit items. When he was questioned, he couldn’t explain anything concerning the contents of the bag, because he knew nothing about it. The officers later referred him to the narcotics unit for investigation and prosecution.

Sarraf not guilty: The Court of Cassation upheld the decision of the Criminal and First Instance courts that acquitted columnist Ahmad Al-Sarraf, who writes for Al-Qabas daily, of attacking Iran and offending Iranian leaders in his articles. Previously, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs filed a case against Al-Sarraf due to an article published in the above-mentioned daily and then the case was referred to the Criminal Court.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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