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Court rejects petition in man, woman ‘cash’ row – Company manager fined

KUWAIT CITY, July 13: A Kuwaiti court of law discarded request submitted by a woman seeking a sum of KD 150,000 from the estranged husband and his sibling. The woman implored the court to oblige the husband and brother in-law to pay KD 140,000 and KD 10,000 respectively to make up for their debt. She supported the claim with documents proving bank transfers made to the duo. Lawyer Zainab Al-Ramezi representing the husband argued the bank statement was not enough to determine the purpose the money had served, especially as the plaintiff could not prove how the money became a debt on the defendant. She challenged the plaintiff to prove her case beyond doubt since her testimony was insufficient to indict the defendant.

Manager fined: The Court of Misdemeanor fined a company manager KD 4,000 for stealing the password and ID of a company owned by a citizen. The Public Prosecution charged the manager with causing trouble to the owner of the company when he changed the ID and password that enabled him to access the control panel of the company’s website. Attorney Mesha’al Al-Mutairi, the victim’s lawyer, said the accused took advantage of his position as manager of the company and changed the password without consulting the board of directors, thereby, causing enormous losses. The accused admitted the misdemeanor while the lawyer demanded for KD 5,001 as temporary compensation. The lawsuit was then referred to the civil circuit.

Not found guilty: The Court of Appeals cancelled the verdict of the First Instance Court which sentenced an Egyptian to five years in prison with hard labor, to be followed by deportation, for molesting the daughter of a compatriot inside the elevator. The higher court refrained from imposing penalty on the accused. The victim testified that she was inside the elevator of the residential building in Salmiya where she lives with her family when the Egyptian watchman touched sensitive parts of her body with the intention of raping her. She pushed him away so he fled from the scene. Attorney Abdulmuhsen Al-Qattan, who represented the accused in court, demanded for acquittal of his client citing the contradicting statements of the plaintiff and lack of incriminating evidence.

Kuwaiti acquitted: The Court of Appeals revoked the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which sentenced a Kuwaiti to ten-year imprisonment with hard labor over allegations of smuggling hashish through an “Aramex” shipment. The court instead acquitted him. According to the case file, an employee of Shuwaikh Customs Department, during investigations, received information about a suspicious air shipment coming from overseas and notified the customs investigations team. The latter verified the shipment which contained the illicit drugs. They checked with the company that delivered the consignment and learnt the identity of the individual who ordered the shipment. The defense counsel Lawyer Ena’am Haidar insisted on the invalidation of the investigations due to lack of seriousness, affirming that the investigations were dominated with doubts, and the evidences based on which the Prosecution claimed that her client perpetrated the crime was inconclusive.

Monthly stipend: The Jaafariya Court issued a verdict to oblige a man to pay KD 800 on monthly basis to cater for the needs of his children including clothing and food starting from the date of the verdict. The case was filed against the man by Lawyer Bushra Al-Hindal on behalf of her client “the wife”, demanding the man to cater for the needs of his six children whom he had abandoned in the custody of his wife. She explained that the monthly salary of the man is more than KD 3,000 and he has no financial obligations to excuse him from his parental duty. Lawyer Al- Hindal said his children are dire need of their father’s support, given the increasing cost of living in the country.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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