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Court stops woman’s marriage – Man not suitable: dad

KUWAIT CITY, June 20: The Court of Cassation overturned the decision of Appeals Court and stopped a Kuwaiti lady from getting married. According to the lady’s father (defendant), the plaintiff (intended husband) isn’t compatible with her daughter and also clings to an ambiguous creed.

Representing the defendant, lawyer Nada Al-Atheri explained that the man who planned to marry the daughter of her client was dangling between Sunni and Shiite doctrines; in the sense that he chose what suited his worldly desires, as opposed to making a choice to safeguard his religion and belief.

Therefore, the man is considered to be lacking uprightness in religion. She noted that compatibility in Sharia means “equivalence between a prospective husband and his prospective wife, and it’s necessary to follow the right step. She added compatibility depends on multiple factors, which include religion, social status, morality, piety and wealth, lineage or custom; thus depicting compatibility as part of the conditions looked upon before married.

Earlier, the Court of Cassation rejected the case filed against the lady’s father on accusation of preventing his daughter from getting married without any acceptable reason. However, the father managed to convince the court that the man in question did not fulfill the condition of ‘compatibility’.

Jail for citizen: The Court of Appeals upheld verdict of the Court of First Instance and sentenced a citizen who has been extradited by Qatari authorities to serve 17 months in prison for offending symbols of the state and HH the Amir. The court sustained the judgment of 17 months imprisonment with labor, and immediate execution in the lawsuit filed against the suspect by the Public Prosecution. Also, the court sentenced the second suspect (relative of the first suspect) to 10 years in jail. The second suspect employed at the state’s entry/exit border point is accused of forging official documents to smuggle the first suspect out of the country, while the third suspect will serve 10 years jail term for aiding the second suspect to forge official documents

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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