KUWAIT CITY, Feb 28: The Court of Appeals nullified the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which sentenced a Kuwaiti inmate of Central Prison to three-year imprisonment with hard labor and imposed a fine of KD 3000. The court instead acquitted him of the charges of consuming heroin and smuggling it into the prison. Representing the citizen was Lawyer Mohammad Safar who casted doubt on the evidences provided by the prosecution. He stressed on the nullification of search conducted on his client and what followed after that. He said the prosecution did not present any substantial evidences and the investigation was conducted unprofessionally. Lawyer Safar also highlighted the rationality behind his client’s request to be transferred to another cell, a process which is seen now as irresponsible.
Doctor for deportation: The Misdemeanors Court has sentenced an expatriate doctor to a jail term to be followed by deportation for committing a medical error during surgery as a result of which the female patient suffered from health complications, reports Al-Shahed daily. The lawyer for the plaintiff said the health of his client deteriorated after the surgery and when the ‘surgeon’ could not rectify the mistake, he sent her to another medical center. The lawyer said his client will also file a lawsuit at the civil court to demand compensation.
Jail-term cut: The Court of Appeals overturned the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which sentenced two employees of Ministry of Interior to ten-year imprisonment. The court instead sentenced them to jail term of three years and four months. It upheld the verdict which acquitted the fourth suspect who was accused of knowing about the crime but keeping it hidden. The first suspect was sentenced to seven years in absenteeism. According to the case file, four individuals, including the main suspect who was sentenced in absentia, had managed to escape the country with the help of the two employees of Ministry of Interior, as they facilitated his escape after providing false personal data in order for him to flee the country. The fourth suspect was accused of knowing the plot but not reporting it to the concerned authority. However, the prosecution failed to convince the court that the fourth suspect was aware with the plan.
Verdict upheld: The Court of Appeals upheld the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which nullified the appraisal results of a female employee of an institution on the basis that the employee had an ongoing dispute with her direct supervisor. The court ordered the institution to pay its employee compensation worth KD 500. Representing the employee was Lawyer Nouha Al-Raees, who sued the administration of the institution where her client worked. She explained that her client and her supervisor have been in a dispute for the past five years from the time the supervisor assumed the position. Since then, her client’s annual appraisals have been dropping to worse.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff