Friday , November 24 2017

Court upholds jail for ‘sheikh’

KUWAIT CITY, July 16: The Court of Cassation, presided over by Judge Ahmad Al-Ajeel, has upheld the verdict of the lower court which sentenced a member of the royal family to three years in jail for uttering words deemed offensive to the entity of HH the Amir and for offending Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah and Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah.

Case files indicate the Public Prosecution charged the defendant with uttering offensive words, criticizing the authority of HH the Amir and transgressing his entity, as well as insulting Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Al-Sabah and Sheikh Mubarak Abdullah Al-Sabah. The accused posted the offensive statements on Snapchat, including pictures and videos against the plaintiffs. He is already serving the jail sentence.

Meanwhile, the Court of Appeals on Monday will deliberate on the case filed against 70 Kuwaitis, including nine former lawmakers, accused of storming the National Assembly premises. Case files indicate the prosecution cited misleading evidence, inference, manipulation of documents, wrong application and distortion of the law as reasons for appealing the previous verdict on the acquittal of all defendants. The prosecution also urged the higher court to overturn the verdict of the lower court and then impose harsh penalties on the accused, whereas the defense team asked the court to listen to the testimonies of their witnesses.

Expenses revoked: The Family Court revoked the rent expenses that were being paid to a woman who was given custody of her grandchildren after the children’s mother married a foreigner.

 

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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