KUWAIT CITY, Jan 6: Attorneys Madhi Al-Madhi and Khalid Al-Eqab announced that they are ready to sue the Ministry of Public Works on behalf of all persons harmed by the flying gravels on roads, particularly Sixth Ring Road and Jaber Al-Ahmad Expressway. They disclosed via their Twitter accounts the undertaking of filing lawsuits intended for holding all concerned officials in the ministry accountable for bad roads. Several road-users have inquired about the technical reasons for the awful superficial layer of roads in the country, and truth about the ministry being totally aware of the defect in the composition of bitumen produced by Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC).
For his part, Deputy Chairman of the Municipal Council Meshal Al-Juwaisri asked concerned officials in the ministry of public works to pave Jaber Al-Ahmad Road leading to Al-Abdali Road again, as the road is full of potholes. He stressed the road is in bad condition in winter and it contributes to the demise of several citizens and expatriates, add to flying gravels that break glasses of vehicles and dent the body.
Prime suspect jailed: The Criminal Court has sentenced the prime suspect in the so-called ‘Fintas Group’, Hamad Al-Haroon to 10 years in jail with hard labor and also sentenced in absentia three other Kuwaitis who helped him escape, reports Al-Rai daily. The Fintas Group was discovered when security forces arrested a demonstrator at the ‘Erada Square’ and at the time of arrest found in his possession slanderous and false information and provocations against the security sources on his mobile phone. Thirteen people, including lawyers, media figures and others are accused in the case. Earlier it was reported the ‘suspects’ were charged with undermining public order, abusing the authority of HH the Amir, inciting others to create panic, spreading rumors, interfering in the work of the judiciary and humiliating judges.
The sources also said one of the lawyers was arrested for participating in an unauthorized rally and during interrogation the security authorities gathered a lot of information from him including personal telephone numbers of some people who are involved in illegal activity. The sources said these crimes fall within the scope of the State Security and carry a punishment of up to 10 years imprisonment and in some cases even capital punishment. The National Assembly had unanimously approved the proposal submitted by 29 lawmakers to refer file of the Fintas Group, which was suspected of engaging in conspiracy activities, to the Public Prosecution. The purported objectives of the Group included destabilizing national security and incite conflicts in an attempt to collapse the entire system.