KUWAIT CITY, Nov 28: The Court of Cassation has suspended the execution of the Court of Appeal’s ruling on the imprisonment of former MP Walid Al-Tabtabaei in the case filed by his ex-wife who accused him of tricking her to have sex.
Lawyer for the defendant, Attorney Muhammad Manawer, commented after the announcement of the court’s decision: The contested verdict, which sentenced my client to imprisonment, is erroneous in terms of the application of the law as it did not pay attention to the testimonies of the defense.
These testimonies would have changed direction of the entire case if the pleas of defense were taken into consideration. It is worth mentioning that both the Court of Appeals and the lower court upheld the verdict of imprisoning Tabtabaei for seven years with hard labor.
They decided to refer the case to the civil court and then dismissed the civil lawsuit filed by the former MP as it was found to have malicious intent.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff