Thursday , October 19 2017

Court quashes Egyptian’s 7-yr jail with hard labor, deportation

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 28: The Criminal Section of the Appeals Court, chaired by Judge Abdullah Al-Othman, overruled the verdict of the First Instance Court, which sentenced an Egyptian to seven years in jail with hard labor and deportation after completing the prison term for falsifying bank documents that enabled him to obtain money from his compatriot.
The higher court refrained from imposing penalty on the accused.
According to the case file, the plaintiff claimed the accused withdrew money from his account without his consent. He said he deactivated the bank card when he realized that somebody had been withdrawing from the account and then activated it later. He added he discovered the suspect used the card for online shopping.
However, the defendant’s counsel, Attorney Hassan Al-Ajmi, told the court his client did not take the action with criminal intent. He supported his argument with the fact that the plaintiff did not report the incident immediately, in addition to inconsistencies in the plaintiff’s statements.

KD 10,000 fine cancelled: The Cassation Court presided over by Judge Ahmad Al-Ajial canceled the verdict issued by the Criminal Court which ordered Editor-in-Chief of Arab Times and Al-Seyassah newspapers Ahmed Al-Jarallah to pay a fine of KD 10,000 for mentioning some sentences in an article and attributing them to His Highness the Amir without obtaining permission from the Amiri Diwan. Attorney Professor Bader Jassem Al-Yaqoub representing Al-Jarallah urged the court to acquit his client.
In its verdict, the court clarified that the Law no. 3/2003, which necessitates a written permission from Amiri Diwan prior to publishing statements attributed to the Amir, does not apply to the phrases mentioned in the article.

3 acquitted of drug use: The Criminal Court acquitted three individuals who were accused of drug peddling and consumption.
The defense counsel Attorney Humaid Al-Shuraekah faulted the procedures following for the arrest of his clients and the investigations carried out by the prosecution officer.
He claimed that the officers obtained the arrest warrant hours after the actual arrest, pointing out the contradictions in the report of investigations.
Attorney Al-Shuraekah urged the court to summon the prosecution officer to clarify the suspicions concerning the issuance of the warrant by the Public Prosecution and the claim that his clients were caught consuming and selling hashish.

‘Pay compensation’: Court of Appeals recently demanded a beauty clinic to pay compensation to the family of a Kuwaiti woman who died of health complications following a liposuction surgery, reports Al-Rai daily.
It is reported that the autopsy carried out by the Forensics Department on the victim revealed that the surgeon had used an injection that is banned in Kuwait.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud
Al-Seyassah Staff

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