------------- -------------- ------------------- -------------------
Sunday , December 4 2022

Court overturns alleged drug trader’s 25-year imprisonment – Citizen ordered to pay ex-wife KD 1,400

This post has been read 4534 times!

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: The Court of Appeals upturned the verdict issued by a lower court, which sentenced a Kuwaiti citizen to 25-year imprisonment for allegedly trading in illicit drugs. The court instead acquitted him. According to the case file, when securitymen received information about a Bedoun man involved in drug dealing in collaboration with some individuals, they obtained an arrest warrant from the Public Prosecution and rushed to the residence of the suspect. After arresting the suspect, they arrested a Kuwaiti citizen who was supposedly using the Bedoun suspect to sell drugs. However, the counsel to the Kuwaiti defendant Attorney Saud Al-Shammari stressed that the officers were wrong in arresting his client, as the warrant was issued to arrest the Bedoun man and not others involved in the case.

‘Pay former wife’: Al-Ja’afari Personal Status Court ordered a Kuwaiti citizen to pay his former wife KD 1,400 for the payment of monthly rent, furnishing of the accommodation, care of their child and the salaries of the domestic workers. According to the case file, the plaintiff counsel Attorney Maryam Faisal Al-Bahr stated that her client won the custody of the child in the judgment of the lower court. She explained that the couple had only one son during their six-year marriage. The estranged husband refused to grant her client the right of custody in line with Al-Ja’afari doctrine which stipulates that the right of child custody is with the mothers until the child reaches seven years of age. Attorney Al-Bahr requested the court to grant her client the right of custody and order her former husband to pay for the house rent, furnishing of the accommodation, transportation, driver, and salary of a domestic worker, indicating that the citizen is financially capable as he is receiving a monthly salary worth KD 2,500.

MP’s case today: The criminal court Sunday will look into the case of former MP Saleh Al-Mullah who is accused of using words deemed offensive to HH the Amir, and which risk damaging the relationship between Kuwait and its friendly countries. In the previous session, the court released the former MP on KD 2,000 bail after he admitted to have posted some statements to his Twitter account concerning the visit of the Egyptian president to Kuwait but denied having any intentions to offend HH the Amir or jeopardize Kuwait’s relationship with friendly countries.

Husband acquitted: The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Mishal Al-Mutawa upheld the lower court’s verdict and acquitted a husband (body builder) of assaulting his wife. At the court session, the wife said she desisted from filing a report against the husband when he bit her the first time because he apologized; stressing, she only filed a case against the husband when he bit her for the second time. On behalf of the defendant, Judge AbdulMuhsin Al-Qattan argued that the prosecution did not present any substantial evidence to back the plaintiff’s claim, so he implored the court to uphold the lower court’s verdict that acquitted the husband.

Check Also

Tighten security at Central Prison: minister

This post has been read 4535 times! No exceptions, check all: Sheikh Talal KUWAIT CITY, …