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Citizen acquitted, four jailed for drug trading

KUWAIT CITY, May 10: The Criminal Court, presided over by Judge Suleiman Al-Suweit, has acquitted a citizen, in a case involving four individuals, of possessing and trading in narcotics while two of the accused were sentenced to 15 years in jail and the other to four years imprisonment.

Case files indicate that police received information about one of the accused who is selling hashish, so an entrapment was arranged with an undercover agent contacting the suspect to buy some drugs. This led to the arrest of the suspect who told the officers that he got the drugs from a citizen.

The officers then ask him to contact the citizen under the guise of buying more drugs. After some time, the citizen and another suspect came and they were arrested upon completion of the bogus transaction. Lawyer for the citizen, Attorney Ayed Al-Rashidi, pointed out in court that the prosecution did not present substantial evidence against his client as it depended solely on the testimony of the arresting officer who acted based on the statement of the other suspect.

Ruling June 7: The Misdemeanor Court has fixed the session of June 7 for issuing verdict on a lawsuit filed by the Public Prosecution against a Kuwaiti blogger Waleed Fares (popularly known as Gibrit Seyassi), three of his siblings and Lawyer Falah Al-Hajraf.

The defendants were accused of issuing statements considered as malicious against His Highness the Amir of Kuwait, inciting chaos in the country, spreading false information, and defaming the judiciary, public prosecution and some political figures. During the court session, the counsel to the defendants Lawyer Ayed Al-Rashidi faulted the warrant obtained from the Public Prosecution, questioned the seriousness with which investigations were carried out and stressed that the investigation report is contradicting

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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