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‘Adulterer’ lawyer released
KUWAIT CITY, July 10: The Court of Appeals, presided over by Judge Nasr Al-Haid, issued rulings on two cases, and released a convicted lawyer in a third case. In its first ruling, the court overturned the verdict issued to imprison the president and secretary of the Jahra Club. It instead decided to refrain from pronouncing its ruling and obligated them to maintain good conduct for a period of two years on a bail of KD 1,000 each. It also upheld the acquittal of six other defendants. The case was filed by the Public Authority for Sports due to the forgery of the minutes of the Board of Directors’ meetings. Previously, the Criminal Court had sentenced Jahra Club’s President Nawaf Jadeed and the Secretary Khalaf Al-Sahwu to one year imprisonment with hard labor, and the payment of KD 1,000 for suspending the enforcement of the ruling.
Meanwhile, the same court, in its second ruling, upheld the life-imprisonment sentence issued against an Iranian citizen who was caught smuggling eight kilograms of hashish into the country via sea from Iran. In addition, the Court of Appeals decided to release a lawyer who was sentenced to ten-year imprisonment for committing adultery with a woman and forcing her to abort their unborn child, with the help of a nurse, landing them a jail term of three years. He and his accomplice were released on a bail of KD 3,000 and KD 300 respectively. In a previous session two weeks ago, the court had ordered to refer the accused to the Central Prison. By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah, Arab Times Staff