KUWAIT CITY, April 5: The Administrative Court is set to hear the lawsuit filed by Journalist Sa’ad Al-Ajmi to challenge the withdrawal of his citizenship Thursday. Earlier, the Court of Appeals had nullified the ruling of the Court of First Instance and referred the case to the Administrative Section, saying the court wasn’t competent to look into the issue. It is worthy of note that Al-Ajmi posted on his Twitter page that he withdrew the cases filed with K u w a i t i courts over the restoration of his citizenship, and expressed gratitude to HH Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah for allowing his return to the country. He also thanked heads of the two authorities and lawmakers who facilitated his return. His legal representative Lawyer Hamoud Al-Hajeri declared the citizenship of his client was revoked due to his membership of Al-Nasr Club in Saudi Arabia.
Inmate acquitted: The Court of Appeals acquitted an inmate of Central Prison who was accused of smuggling drugs into the Central Prison in violation of the prison regulations. The Public Prosecution had accused the inmate, who was sentenced to jail term of three years and three months over a drug-related case and a life sentence over another drugrelated case, of possessing heroin. According to the case file, a prison guard said he was on duty when he noticed the suspect leave the prison hospital with a small packet. He checked the packet to find a nail clipper with a brown substance taped to it. The substance was discovered to be a drug. Lawyer Essa Bin Ali from the office of Lawyer Mohammad Al-Majdi stressed the lack of connection between the seized object and his client. He indicated that the description of the seized object as per the Public Prosecution is different from what was sent to the Criminal Investigations Department. He also pointed out the fact that there are no other witnesses besides the guard whose testimony is not enough to convict his client.
‘No jurisdiction’: The Administrative Court presided over by Judge Mohammad Bahman ruled that it has no jurisdiction to look into a request for cancellation of Ministry of Education’s decision to appoint a supervisor. In a lawsuit filed by an employee of the ministry, she demanded the cancellation of the ministry’s decision which promoted her colleague to a position higher than hers instead of her. She demanded to be promoted to that post. The defense counsel Lawyer Mute’i Al-Ajmi affirmed in the arguments that the court does not have the jurisdiction to look into the case, and had presented evidences in that regard. The court responded to the defense lawyer request and dismissed the lawsuit, given that the complainant had not been subjected to any injustices.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff