KUWAIT CITY, Sept 22: The Public Prosecution has decided to lift the travel ban on a Kuwait University doctor who stands accused of attempting to kill his nephew by hitting him several times with a dumbbell, reports Al- Seyassah daily. The incident has caused severe physical pain and led to paralysis and a skull fracture. The travel ban was lifted after the sentences renewal judge ordered his release on 200 dinars bail.
The lawyer for the plaintiff Yaqoub Al-Shatti, after learning of the renewal judge’s decision, told Al-Seyassah: “We were surprised by the decision issued by the Public Prosecution, knowing that it is impossible to lift the travel ban on defendants in such type of cases.” He explained there is no legal means or procedure to be taken against this decision issued by the Public Prosecution and cannot be appealed. Al-Shatti added that the decision wastes the right of his client in the event that the accused leaves Kuwait before the verdict is issued, due to the difficulty of executing the ruling outside the country in the event of his conviction. The Public Prosecution had investigated the 40-year-old offender on charges of attempting to kill his nephew, who works in the Coast Guard Department, and causing him severe harm and permanent disability represented ‘hemiplegia’ on the right side, the penalty for which is life imprisonment.