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GCC military officer gets 7-years in prison for attaining Kuwaiti nationality by fraud

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21: The Court of Cassation sentenced a military officer of a GCC nationality to seven year imprisonment with hard labor for obtaining Kuwaiti citizenship fraudulently.

The court also fined him KD 167,000, and dismissed him from his job. It acquitted eight other defendants.

According to the case file, the Public Prosecution charged the GCC national with forging official documents including the birth notification, birth certificate, nationality certificate, civil ID, and passport which were issued under his name and with which he committed forgery, as per the investigation.

Meanwhile, the Court of Cassation also sentenced an Arab expatriate to five-year imprisonment with hard labor for posting on his Twitter account words deemed offensive to the entity of His Highness the Amir.

The Public Prosecution charged him with intentionally posting words deemed offensive towards the entity of His Highness the Amir and his authority, misusing his mobile phone to commit the offense on the social media platform “Twitter”, and violating the residency law of Kuwait.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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