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Sunday , January 17 2021

Court refers Al-Shamlan for mental status check-up in attack

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 17: The Criminal Court Sunday referred Abdulaziz Al-Shamlan for psychiatric analysis to determine his mental ability. Al-Shamlan, who slew martyr Turki Al Enezi, is standing trial for running over and stabbing police officers. The case is adjourned to Dec 18. In response to the allegations, the accused said the “government allows usury, which is against Shariah”. He also said he tried in vain to leave Kuwait to join the ‘jihadists’ in Syria but the Interior Ministry placed travel ban on him after the Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque bombing. He was charged for premeditated murder after admitting the intention to kill a large number of police officers he ran over at a security checkpoint, and stabbing a captain in the process. The accused is said to have stabbed the officer in public, and everyone could hear him cursing the entity of HH the Amir and his authority.

Comp ordered: The Court of First Instance obliged Ministry of Commerce and Industry to pay KD 200 in compensation to a Kuwaiti lady employee in relation to an assessment report of 2014. Case files indicated the lady employee was rated (very good) although she received (excellent) in previous years. Plaintiff lawyer AbdulMohsin Al-Qattan said his client has always received ‘excellent’ rating since joining the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, so she was surprised when she received ‘very good’ in the assessment report of 2014 report. Lawyer Al-Qattan added his client filed a complaint because she presented the best of efforts as always, without committing any mistake. He implored the court to order modification of report and compensation of his client.

Ruling soon: The Court of Appeals will rule soon on the State Security case filed against Twitter user — Hamed Bu Yabes — who has been accused of offending the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia due to his posts on Twitter. The Public Prosecution charged Bu Yabes with misusing his Twitter account as his tweets were deemed harmful to Kuwait’s relationship with the Kingdom. Earlier, the Court of First Instance sentenced the accused to four years in jail with hard labor

By Jaber Al Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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