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Citizen acquitted of ‘carrying’ hashish, other spurious drugs

KUWAIT CITY, June 22: The Criminal Court presided over by Judge Muteeb Al-Ardhi acquitted a citizen of possessing hashish and other illicit drugs for the purpose of consumption, and driving under the influence of narcotics. Details of the case indicated a lieutenant of traffic sector spotted the accused inside a vehicle parked at an unauthorized zone.

The officer was about to issue a citation against the motorist, so he asked for his papers but the accused could not provide any. The officer discovered that the accused was not in normal state, thus he ordered him to step out of the vehicle, and a small sachet containing illicit drug and related tools fell from his lap. The accused is said to have pleaded with the lieutenant to free him.

Representing the accused, lawyer Ali Al-Ali argued that arrest and investigation procedures implemented against his client were null and void since the officer did not obtain permit from the Public Prosecution for that purpose. He also said confession of the suspect made before the Public Prosecution was unacceptable, because it had resulted from invalid arrest and investigation procedures. He denied all allegations against his client.

Decision overruled: The Court of Appeals, headed by Judge Adel Al-Kandari, cancelled the decision of the Kuwait University secretary general who disregarded the head of Social Studies and Research Sector for the position of Social Development Supervisor in the Community Service and Continuing Education Center under the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education. Attorney Khaula Al-Hasawi, lawyer for the plaintiff, narrated in court that her client has been the head of the sector for quite some time and then he heard about the secretary general’s decision to appoint his colleague to the Social Development Supervisor post. Considering his experience and qualifications, the plaintiff believes that he deserves the post so he presented his grievances to the university but the latter rejected his petition against the decision. This has prompted him to resort to the court.

Verdict withheld: The Court of Appeals, presided over by Judge Yusuf Al-Buhairi, refrained from issuing a verdict against a citizen accused of threatening and insulting the brother of his sister-in-law. Case files indicate the plaintiff accused the citizen of threatening him and insulting him in public. However, lawyer for the accused, AbdulMuhsin Al-Qattan, argued in court that the prosecution failed to present substantial evidence to back their claims, let alone the fact that the accused denied the charges from the beginning.

By Jaber Al Hamoud Al Seyassah Staff

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