KUWAIT CITY, June 20: The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Abdullah Al-Othman sentenced an Indian expatriate to death for murdering an Afghan expatriate in Saad Al-Abdullah area during a quarrel over a financial matter. The court also ordered the suspect to pay compensation worth KD 5,001 to the heirs of the victim. According to the case file, an argument between the two expatriates over a loan worth KD 3,000 developed into a fight, ending with the Indian murdering the Afghan. He then tried to hide the corpse but he was caught red-handed by his sponsor. He confessed that he killed the victim over a debt worth KD 3,000.
8 get 10-yr jail: The Criminal Court, presided over by Judge Muhammad Jaafar, sentenced eight individuals led by a Lebanese to 10 years in prison for financing DAESH. Case files indicate the Interior Ministry arrested the network which funds DAESH and provides it with missiles and other weapons. Securitymen put the network under surveillance, leading to the arrest of a Lebanese identified as Osama Khayat on the allegation that he is linked with the terrorist group. Investigations revealed Osama is the coordinator, financier and organizer of logistics for DAESH, in addition to being the administrator of a website which he uses to support DAESH. During interrogations, he provided details of his activities, saying he signed contracts to purchase weapons and missiles (FN6) for DAESH. He also admitted that he is in constant contact with the leadership of DAESH in Syria. He disclosed he signed the contracts in Ukraine and shipped weapons to Turkey, from there the weapons were taken to DAESH in Syria. He also confessed to printing stamps and designing seals with DAESH slogan and transferring monies to its accounts in Turkey and Syria. He added a lot of people in Kuwait are his partners in working for DAESH.
Case dismissed: The Court of First Instance rejected lawsuit filed by a woman demanding KD 98,045 from her husband after she forced the man’s brother to pay KD 10,000. The woman claims she transferred money to bank accounts of the husband and his brother. Lawyer Zainab Al-Ramzy defending the husband argued that bank transfers do not transform into liability for the recipient by itself, whereas the accused was not proven before court that transfers made to his account were loans. Lawyer Zainab argued that the person who files lawsuit is expected to prove his/her claim by presenting supporting documents. The plaintiff tried more than once to reject the report of experts despite the first report confirmed the money belongs to the husband. The court then dismissed the lawsuit.
Mental status check: The Criminal Court has referred a citizen accused of offending the Amiri entity via social media and burning his Kuwaiti citizenship to the psychological hospital for mental evaluation after the judge ordered his continuous detention for 10 days. The Interior Ministry stated the security apparatus had successfully arrested the suspect for insulting the Amir and setting fire to his Kuwaiti citizenship — an act he recorded and posted on social media. The suspect pleaded guilty to all charges.
Request rejected: The Administrative Division of the Court of First Instance presided over by Judge Mohammad Bahman cancelled the decision issued by a supreme committee to reject a child’s application for citizenship by naturalization. According to the case file, the mother of the child had presented an application to the committee for her son’s citizenship but the application was rejected without any significant reasons.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff