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Expat fined KD 3,000 for sending lewd messages

KUWAIT CITY, June 15: The Misdemeanor Court ordered an expatriate to pay a fine of KD 3,000 over alleged misuse of the WhatsApp app through which he exposed the plaintiff to immorality and lewdness. According to the lawsuit filed by the plaintiff counsel Lawyer Maryam Faisal Al-Bahar, her client was surprised by the number of weird calls and WhatsApp messages she was receiving from an unknown individual. Investigations carried out by officers from the Cybercrime Department identified an expatriate as the culprit, after which he was apprehended and taken to court. The lawyer urged the court to impose maximum penalty on the suspect, as he attacked her client’s honor and her reputation. She affirmed that she will file another lawsuit for demanding compensation worth KD 5,001 for the various damages incurred by her client.

Verdict overruled: The Court of Appeals overturned the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which dismissed the case filed by a Kuwaiti citizen against an order that obliges him to pay KD 4,390 to a car leasing company. The court instead cancelled the payment order, and considered it non-existent. Lawyer Haya Al-Dosari, who filed the case on behalf of the citizen, explained that the leasing company issued an order to her client for payment of the abovementioned sum. Her client complained about the order because of various reasons such as invalidation of the order due to its violation of the texts of articles 167 and 169 of the civil and commercial procedures Law as well as the fact that the announcement of the order was made more than six months before her client was informed.

Women cheated: Officers from the Criminal Security Department arrested a self-acclaimed expatriate magician for cheating unsuspecting women. An Interior Ministry press statement indicated security operatives raided the suspect’s house and recovered an unspecified sum he had collected from the women after the sector received complaints regarding his activities. He is believed to have remitted the largest part of the money to his home country. He was referred to the concerned authority for necessary action.

Husband accused: A Kuwaiti lady filed a case with officers at a police station in Hawalli area and accused her Egyptian husband of cheating. In a complaint, the lady said the husband swindled her of an unspecified sum and ran off after convincing her to be his partner in a commercial venture. A case was registered to trail the man.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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