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Wednesday , October 16 2019

Kuwaiti woman not guilty of ‘torturing’ her maid

40% partial disability caused by battering and hitting the housemaid with iron.

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 15: The Court of Cassation overturned the verdict of the Court of Appeals, which sentenced a Kuwaiti woman to three years and four months in prison with hard labor.

The higher court hereby acquitted the woman of torturing her housemaid and causing 40 percent partial disability by battering and hitting the housemaid with iron.

The Public Prosecution charged the woman with inflicting injuries on the housemaid when she battered her with dangerous objects and hit her with iron.

The medical report indicated that the maid suffered serious injuries in the ears, lost some hair in the head and broken fingers in both hands leading to 40 percent disability all over the body.

However, the defendant’s lawyer, Attorney Fatmah Al-Shatti, argued that the verbal submissions were inconsistent with documented technical evidence regarding the objects used in torturing the maid. She said nothing concrete proved that the injuries sustained by the maid happened on the day in question. She cited Article 81 of the Penal Code to support the argument.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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