Monday , October 15 2018

Cop-attacker escapes punishment

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 11: The Court of Appeals presided over by Chief Judge Nasser Salem Al-Heid cancelled the verdict issued by the Criminal Court which sentenced a Kuwaiti citizen to three-year imprisonment with hard labor based on allegations of attacking a police officer, the video clip of which went viral on social media.

The court instead ruled out punishment for the accused citizen. The defendant was represented by Lawyer Mohammed Al-Otaibi who explained that his client is suffering from delusional disorder “psychosis” and is a patient at the Psychological Medicine Hospital since 2012.

He was referred to medical retirement from military service after examinations by three medical boards affirmed that he was no longer fit to serve in the military since he suffers from chronic mental illness

Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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