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Court acquits Kuwaiti, bedoun of having sex with a minor girl

KUWAIT CITY, May 31: The Misdemeanor Court acquitted a divorced woman and her former mother-in-law of exchanging insults in public. Case files indicate that the Public Prosecution charged the two women with exchanging insults in a public place. Attorney Muhammad Khaleel Al-Qattan, lawyer for the divorced woman, cast doubt on the basis of the accusation hurled at his client. He pointed out the prosecution did not present substantial evidence and his client vehemently denied the accusation during investigation. The lawyer then moved to describe the case as baseless because the testimonies against his client were not supported with incriminating evidence. This prompted the court to dismiss the case and acquit the two women.

Court acquits duo: The Court of Appeals cancelled the verdict issued by the Criminal Court which sentenced a Kuwaiti citizen and a Bedoun man to five-year imprisonment for having sex with a minor. The court instead acquitted them. According to the case file, the Public Prosecution accused the Kuwaiti citizen of having sex with the 15-year-old girl despite knowing that she is a minor and has not reached 21 years of age.

It accused the Bedoun man of kissing and touching the girl inappropriately. When questioned, the girl said she met the citizen through social media and he came to her house one day when he knew that she was alone except for the housemaids. He brought a carpenter with him to break down the door and he forced her to go out with him. He then had sex with her for three days inside a flat.

Later, the Bedoun man came to the flat and kissed and touched her inappropriately. During the court session, both suspects denied the allegations.

The defense counsel of the citizen Lawyer Mohammad Al- Mutairi insisted that the incident does not sound logical and there are no evidences to prove it. He explained that the medical report indicates that traces of semen found on the clothes of the girl do not belong to his client, adding that there are no evidences for the statement of the in-charge officer. Before the court session ended, the court said it is not convinced by the statement of the officer who said the two defendants had verbally confessed to disgracing the girl. It stated that the medical report does not contain any evidences against the two defendants.

‘Verdict is final’: The Administrative Court has ruled in favor of a Kuwaiti three times and ordered him be treated on par with those who were accepted in the Police Academy in 2014, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, the citizen was rejected by the Academy in 2014 following which the former had to file the lawsuit for the third time because the Academy refused to implement the court verdicts on two previous occasions. According to reliable sources the third ruling is final. Many wonder how the defendant can be treated on par with his peers who joined the Academy in 2014. It is anyone’s guess how he will continue in third year without learning what was taught two years ago.

Ruling detailed: The Constitutional Court recently ruled on the constitutionality of the second paragraph of Article II of the Law No. 10 for the year 2013 related to the Unified Customs Tariff for the GCC countries, reports Annahar daily.

The court in its verdict, in response to an appeal filed on the constitutionality of the aforementioned paragraph which states that imposing customs tariff on all types of cigarettes and tobacco products 100 percent of their value stated ‘the imposition of the tax is within the powers of the legislative authority’.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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