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Thursday , January 21 2021

Court acquits married man, divorced woman of adultery

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 29: The Criminal Court acquitted a married Kuwaiti man and a divorced Kuwaiti woman, who were accused of being involved in an adulterous affair. The Public Prosecution accused the married Kuwaiti man of committing adultery with the divorced Kuwaiti woman. Both are above 21 years of age and the woman cannot be considered as marriageable to the man. However, during the court session, the defense counsel Lawyer Abdulmohsen Al- Qattan said the conditions for the crime do not exist and the law does not punish those who carried out an action with good intention as allowed by the relevant law. He insisted that marriage between his clients is in line with the conditions of Sharia (Islamic Law).

Marriage dissolved: The Family Court dissolved marriage between a plaintiff and his estranged wife, and ordered the woman to refund dowry of KD 6,000 while forfeiting all her rights associated with the divorce. Plaintiff lawyer Mubarak Al- Khashab filed a lawsuit against the woman on behalf of his client and prayed the court to dissolve the marriage. He also demanded refund of the dowry and forfeiting of the woman’s rights associated with divorce. He told the court that his client got married to the woman, paid the dowry in advance, and prepared her matrimonial home, but she refused to enter the home without justification. He supported the claim with relevant documents. In the meantime, the court assigned the Family Consultations Department to reconcile the couple with witnesses from the two sides. The woman, through her witnesses, claimed the plaintiff was had impotence related disease and all arrangements to seek medical assistance had proved futile. She also turned down the accommodation because the furniture provided was below standard the she had requested, according to witnesses. The court referred the man to forensics for medical test to confirm the claim and it became apparent that he was potent and in sound health condition.

Jail for fraud: The Misdemeanor Court sentenced in absentia a businessman to three-year imprisonment with hard labor for swindling a Kuwaiti woman of KD 100,000 as investment for a fake project. The court had appointed an expert to examine the documents and inform the court whether the claims of the woman were true or false. She said the businessman revealed his intention to build a market exclusively to sell products for the youth there and to build a shopping mall, stressed that the man signed a receipt to acknowledge the receipt of money from her. The plaintiff counsel Lawyer Khawlah Mubarak requested the court to refer the documents and the signed contract to the relevant experts to determine the relation between the two parties and the circumstances that led to the signing of the contract.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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