KUWAIT CITY, March 19: The Misdemeanor Court chaired by Judge Mut’eb Al-Ardhi dismissed a lawsuit filed against two individuals (first suspect and second suspect) alleged to have forged citizenship through sale of citizenship documents. The court refrained from pronouncing penalty against the third and fourth suspect (children of the second suspect). The court agreed that forgery of the official document started with conclusion of the crime that happened long ago, and continuity of the crime with usage of the document while needed is another issue. Meanwhile, the Public Prosecution Department decided to release a citizen on KD1,000 bail bond on accusations of forging citizenship and illegitimately collecting government money. The citizen allegedly conspired with his deceased brother in-law (husband of his sister) to register him on the citizenship file as his own child, while the deceased actually held Iraqi citizenship. Lawyer Abdul-Mohsin Al- Qattan told the prosecutor that his client denied the allegations completely.
‘Return KD 2m’: The Court of Appeals issued a verdict obliging former members of the board of directors of a company to pay back about two million dinars, which the board paid a law firm illegally, in a lawsuit filed by the company against the respondents (former board members). The company through its lawyer Ali Al-Attar affirmed that the board paid the aforementioned amount to the law firm without any justifiable reason, indicating it wasn’t of any benefit to the company or shareholders. He insisted the transaction only served the interests of the board members in their wrangle with rivals to control management of the company. The company considered payment of the sum to be a form of mismanagement, and the former board members should be held accountable for violating the rules, as well as company and shareholders rights through their actions.
Case referred back: The Administrative Court of Appeals overturned the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which stressed the lack of jurisdiction to judge the case related to the revocation of the citizenship of media personality Saad Al-Ajmi. The court instead decided to refer the case back to the Tenth Administrative Circuit of the Court of First Instance. In its verdict, the court stated that, since the case is not part of the state sovereignty, it is under the jurisdiction of the Tenth Circuit of the Court of First Instance Court. Since the verdict of the Court of First Instance contradicts that of the Court of Cassation, the case has to be referred back to the specified circuit. Lawyer Hamoud Al-Hajri, the counsel to Al-Ajmi, said the decision of Ministry of Interior to revoke the citizenship of his client was because of Al-Ajmi’s membership in the Saudi Nasser Sports Club, adding that the ministry revoked Al-Ajmi’s citizenship, arrested him and deported him to Saudi Arabia.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff