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Court acquits fireworks seller after forgiveness

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 4: The Misdemeanor Court presided over by Judge Walid Al- Kandari nullified a one-month jail term with hard labor issued against a fireworks seller, after accepting forgiveness from the plaintiff to acquit the defendant. The plaintiff had filed a case against the defendant accusing the latter and another individual of physically attacking him when he bought some fireworks from them. They mistook him for another customer who owed money to them and attacked him. The plaintiff sustained injuries and required 20 days of treatment for complete recovery. The defense counsel Attorney Mohammad Al-Husseini countered the previous judgment, stressing that it was a misapplication of law.

Hearing adjourned: The Court of First Instance adjourned to Dec 6 the lawsuit filed by Attorney Ahmad Dhe’ar Al-Arw requesting for cancellation of decision number 20/2015 issued by the Minister for Education and Higher Education to stop Kuwaiti students from registering for law courses in Egyptian universities. Attorney Al-Arw premised his argument on articles 29 and 40 of the Kuwaiti Constitution and cited the international human rights charter issued in 1948 and UNESCO agreement issued in 1960 against discrimination in education, of which Kuwait is a signatory. He said the decision violates public interest as stipulated by Civil Service Commission

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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