KUWAIT CITY, Feb 12: The First Penal Circuit at the Court of Appeals acquitted a Kuwaiti man of possessing hashish and other illicit drugs for consumption and sale, without any legitimate authorization. The Prosecution officer said he sighted the suspect parking his car in a desert area. He then approached the man to verify his documents and found a sachet containing illicit drugs on him. This prompted the officer to conduct a search on the suspect who was already in a disoriented state to the extent that he could not control himself. Defense lawyer Talal Sabr Al-Enezi argued that the officer could not justify the reasons for embarrassing his client. He noted the document presented did not claim his client was disoriented in the search and the arrest procedures were null and void.
Ruling overruled: The Misdemeanor Section in the Court of Appeals overturned the verdict of the Court of First Instance which fined a citizen KD500 for insulting a public employee. This led to the acquittal of the citizen. According to the case file, the citizen engaged the employee in a serious altercation, prompting the latter to lodge a complaint against him. However, the defendant’s lawyer, Attorney Bushra Al-Hindal, appealed against the lower court’s ruling. He explained to the court that both parties had a misunderstanding prior to the altercation because the plaintiff provoked his client. He stressed there was no concrete evidence against his client, except some statements.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff