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Court acquits former MP in foul words use against ruler

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 2: The Court of First Instance acquitted an individual of misusing his work position to forge official documents. According to the case file, the defendant was accused of forging the rental contracts of two houses by exploiting his position as an employee of an office specialized in renting and managing real estate. The plaintiff accused the employee of forcing him to sign two contracts which contained violating clauses and then sign a blank paper in which details were later printed. The defense counsel Lawyer Zaid Al- Khabbaz insisted that the accusations were false, especially since there are no evidences.

Ex-MP acquitted: The Criminal Court presided over by Judge Mut’eb Al-Ardhi acquitted former MP Saleh Al-Mullah of using words deemed offensive to HH the Amir and expressions capable of jeopardizing Kuwait’s relationship with its friendly countries. Defense Lawyer Abdullah Al-Ahmad pleaded before court the innocence of the former MP and he was cleared of the charges leveled against him by the Public Prosecution. The case files indicated the former MP was accused by the State Prosecution of defying the entity of HH the Amir and offending a friendly nation with statements the former MP published on Twitter. Earlier, the court released the former MP on KD 2,000 bail after he admitted posting some statements on his Twitter account concerning the Egyptian president’s visit to Kuwait but denied having intentions to offend HH the Amir or jeopardize Kuwait’s relationship with friendly countries.

Decisions revoked: The Court of First Instance has revoked two decisions issued by the Directorate-General of the Civil Aviation which had overlooked the plaintiff for his promotion as head of one of the departments in two different administrations. The plaintiff’s lawyer Dr Hana Bu Jarwa said her client who is working at the General Department Civil Aviation since 1993 was surprised when he saw a circular for the transfer of employees as heads of departments in different administrations although the plaintiff was more senior and more qualified to occupy one of those positions. Dr Hana submitted documents including the decisions issued by the Civil Service Commission regarding transfer and recruitment in senior positions to support her demand to revoke the decisions and their repercussions.

Verdict upheld: The Court of Appeals upheld the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance, which nullified the expulsion of Zaid Al-Jalwi from Kuwait News Agency Union and ordered his readmission into the syndicate based on membership application of 2009. With this court verdict, Al-Jalwi will be able to file another lawsuit in demand for civil compensation because the syndicate earlier demanded KD 50,000 from him under the claim that he abused his right of litigation. He can also prosecute the case by accusing the syndicate of defaming his personality, as they published in Al-Qabas daily and on the notice board inside headquarters of the union accusations against him of impersonation. He has threatened to demand KD 100,000 as compensation from the union.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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