KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2: The Criminal Court of Appeals upheld the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which sentenced a Kuwaiti citizen to ten-year imprisonment with hard labor. It referred the civil aspect of the case to the Civil Section of the court for hearing. The suspect was accused of kidnapping a minor boy after deceiving him into joining him for a walk in Sulaibiya area, and then sodomizing the boy later by force. The plaintiff counsel Attorney Fraih Al-Kouh urged the court to ensure that his client receives justice and to consider all evidences in his possession especially the medical report. He explained the incident in detail from the time the defendant tricked his client in front of a grocery store in Sulaibiya area until he sodomized him by force later.
Monthly allowance: The Administrative Court chaired by Judge Walid Al-Mathkour ordered the Ministry of Information to implement Decision No. 11/2012 which stipulates Kuwaiti employees are entitled to monthly supervision allowance of KD 100. Attorney Abdul-Mohsin Al-Musa representing the plaintiff filed lawsuit against the ministry imploring the court to repeal administrative Decision No. 3476/2014 that prevented the payment of supervision allowance, stressing his client had insisted on claiming his right to the allowance, because Civil Service Commission (CSC) guaranteed the right.
Man not guilty: The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Anwar Al-Enezi acquitted an individual who was accused of possessing hashish for selling and consuming. The Court of First Instance had earlier sentenced the suspect to four-year imprisonment after the officer-in-charge testified that he found the drugs inside the suspect’s apartment after raiding and inspecting it. The defense counsel Attorney Talal Al- Enezi stressed that the procedures followed for arresting his client and searching his apartment were not legal because the officer did not obtain a warrant from the Public Prosecution. Stressing that his client was not caught red-handed, he insisted that the procedures that followed such as the urine test are invalid.
Final verdict: The Court of Appeals issued its final verdict in favor of the former board of directors of Al-Imtiyaz Investment Company after it rejected the appeal filed by the current board against the decision of the public prosecution to reserve the case. The case files indicate the current board members of Al-Imtiyaz Investment Company accused their predecessor of forgery, misappropriation of funds and money laundering. However, the Public Prosecution reserved the case due to lack of concrete evidence to substantiate the allegations. The current board members had filed an appeal against the Public Prosecution’s decision but the Court of Appeals upheld its verdict in favor of the former board members. With its final decision, all accusations leveled against the former board members of Al-Imtiyaz Investment Company are rendered void. It is noteworthy the case was widely publicized on various social communication network websites.
Jail, fine for ‘DAESHI’: The Court of Appeals on Wednesday sentenced a citizen to 10 years in prison with hard labor and fined him $30,000 or its Kuwaiti dinar equivalent. This came after the higher court annulled the decision of the First Instance Court which refrained from pronouncing its verdict. Case files indicate the defendant, also referred to as the ‘Young DAESH’, was accused by the Public Prosecution of performing, without the government’s permission, hostile actions against two foreign countries (Syria and Iraq) by sponsoring the banned terrorist group known as ISIL. The prosecution considered the defendant’s action a threat to Kuwait and harmful to political relations between the two aforementioned countries, in addition to participating in hostile campaigns with the banned group whose main objective is to instigate chaos in Kuwait. The group also aims to overthrow the prevailing rule of order. The defendant was charged as well with willingly funding the ISIL.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff