KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: The Court of Appeals will Wednesday, Nov 2 hear the case filed by the Public Prosecution against 13 members of the ‘Fintas Group’ including four members of the ruling family, three lawyers, a journalist and two bloggers.
Earlier, the Court of First Instance had sentenced Hamad Ahmad Al-Haroun in absentia to ten-year imprisonment with hard labor.
It had sentenced Abdulmohsen Al-Ateeqi, Falah Hajraf Al-Hajraf, Khalifa Ali Al-Khalifa, Ahmad Dawood Al-Sabah and Athbi Fahad Al-Ahmad to fiveyear imprisonment for spreading false news about the internal situation of Kuwait and for breaching the law of respecting judges. It had sentenced Saoud Abdulaziz Al-Asfour to one-year imprisonment with hard labor.
In addition, the court had acquitted Yousef Shamlan Al-Essa, Fawaz Abdullah Al-Sabah, Ahmed Sayer Al- Enzi, Mohammad Abdulqadir Al-Jassem, Meshari Nasser Bu Yabes and Jarrah Mohammad Al- Dhufairi.
Files scrutinized: The concerned authorities are looking into the files of candidates who are contesting the National Assembly polls this month, reports Al-Shahed daily. The main idea is to see if the candidates hold dual nationality. It has been reported, the authorities have already screened the contestants to ensure they have not committed crimes of honor and honesty.
Earlier it was published a large number of people had succeeded in changing the nationality grade from Article 7 to Article 1 by claiming to have lost their nationality certificates and then bribing certain officials from the concerned department to change their grades to 1. However, the modifications may have taken effect on paper but not in the system.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies