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3 years jail for demeaning ruler
KUWAIT CITY, Dec 31: The Court of Cassation upheld the verdict of the Court of Appeals, which commuted the death sentence imposed by the Court of First Instance on two persons involved in a murder which occurred at the 360 Mall to 10 years in jail with hard labor for each of the suspects. According to the case file, the defendants were involved in a public brawl one night at the mall between two Kuwaitis and five others. One of the defendants stabbed a Kuwaiti, who was born in 1999 and identified as A.A., with a sharp object on the right side of the body that led to his death. Another defendant also stabbed another victim twice on the right shoulder. Officers from Hawally Detectives Unit, which is affiliated to the Crime Detectives General Department, arrested the defendants some hours after the incident. Each of the defendants admitted to their roles in the fight during investigation and they were later referred to the concerned authorities.
Compensation for client: The Court of Appeals has obliged the owner of a ladies beauty salon to pay KD 5,000 in compensation to a customer whose hair was damaged by harmful chemicals. The court held owner of the salon responsible for the products used by his employees. Apparently, the plaintiff had gone to the salon for hair coloring and suffered severe damage to the hair as indicated in the medical report she provided to support her claim. Attorney Dana Al-Ibrahim representing the plaintiff in court said it will take a long time for the damaged hair to self-repair. She went ahead to blame owner of the salon for the incident, citing Article 243 of civil law.
Man gets 3 years: The Court of Cassation has sentenced a Kuwaiti man in his 50s to three years in prison with hard labor for challenging the authority of His Highness the Amir and making statements deemed malicious against the leadership via his Twitter handle. The Public Prosecution Department charged the defendant for the two offenses based on his tweets on social media. He allegedly questioned the authority, prerogatives and rights of the Amir of Kuwait. The malicious statements he made were also considered a deliberate abuse of social media and smart phone.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff