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Court acquits citizen of forging ‘official’ papers

Al-Khateeb

KUWAIT CITY, April 26: The Court of Cassation overturned the verdict issued by a lower court which sentenced a Kuwaiti citizen to three-year imprisonment. The court instead acquitted him of charges of forging and using official documents. The Public Prosecution had filed fraud charges against the citizen after he allegedly forged official documents — power of attorney issued by the Documentation Department of Ministry of Justice — in an attempt to mislead. The defense counsel Lawyer Abdulaziz Taher Al-Khateeb requested the court to acquit his client, stating that the appealed verdict was wrongly issued and the charges lacked incriminating evidences.

Ruling upheld: The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Nasser Salem Al-Heid upheld the verdict issued by the Criminal Court which acquitted a Kuwaiti woman and sentenced her son “Abu Turab” to five-year imprisonment, as well as suspended the case against her other son who was sentenced in absentia to ten-year imprisonment. The Criminal Court had sentenced Abu Turab, who had returned from Syria and was accused to joining DAESH, to five-year imprisonment with hard labor, and ordered to put him in police custody. It sentenced his brother, who was reported dead in Syria, to ten-year imprisonment with hard labor, and acquitted their mother of all charges. Abu Turab had confessed to all the charges and his mother denied joining the terrorist organization — DAESH.

Fine in libel suit: The Criminal Court, headed by Judge Ahmad Yaseen, ordered Secretary General Adel Badi to pay KD 2,000 for uttering a statement deemed offensive to Jaser Al-Jadee and spreading false information when he claimed that results of the last National Assembly elections were rigged. A State Security case was filed against the accused but he denied all the charges when he appeared in court.

Lawyer threatened: A lawyer in her 20s accused a Kuwaiti woman of attempting to intentionally run over her with her Porsche car. According to security sources, the lawyer was leaving Ahmadi court when a woman driving a Porsche car drove towards her with the intention of running over her but she managed to step aside quickly. Even though the suspect stopped, she fled from the location after the lawyer threatened to report her. A case was registered and securitymen launched investigations to find and arrest the suspect

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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