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Man gets 5-years jail for setting citizen’s car alight – Fighting case in Morocco

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26: In an unprecedented action, Lawyer Ali Hassan Al-Kandari left the country for the Kingdom of Morocco to submit a petition and file lawsuit against a Moroccan for blackmailing a Kuwaiti citizen.

Al-Kandari is the first Kuwaiti lawyer who has gone this far to submit a petition and file lawsuit against the Moroccan who blackmailed a Kuwaiti after obtaining his personal photo on social media.

In a statement, Lawyer Al-Kandari said he has already carried out necessary legal procedures with the Moroccan Public Prosecution. As a result, the authority has issued an arrest warrant against the suspect and he’ll be interrogated and charged to court. He explained there is no wide difference between the Moroccan and Kuwaiti legal procedures concerning such crime.

He vowed to follow-up the investigation and court procedures to ensure the suspect is sufficiently punished and the plaintiff compensated. He stated concerned authorities in Morocco have been cooperating with him over the issue. He went on to caution GCC nationals to watch out for hackers and intruders while on social media, because GCC nationals are targeted by criminals online.

Arsonist jailed: The Criminal Court sentenced a man to five-year imprisonment with hard labor for setting fire to the vehicle of a Kuwaiti citizen who had refused to return the deposit money agreed between them to buy the car. The court referred the case to a concerned civil court.

In a lawsuit brought by Lawyer Abdulwahab bin Salama, he said his client saw the suspect and another person pour inflammable substances on the car and setting it ablaze before running from the scene.

He stressed that his client suffered material damages as a result of the arson attack, adding that the suspect had paid KD 100 deposit to buy the car before backtracking and asking for the money back but his client refused which resulted in a heated argument between them.

The court confirmed that the statement of the victim coincided with the report of the criminal investigations.

 Corpse found: A power outage in the first wing of Central Prison led to the discovery of the corpse of a Gulf inmate, reports Al-Anba daily.

In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the latter explained that the commander of Sulaibiya Police Station Adel Al-Rashoud received a call from Central Prison at 7 pm on Tuesday, August 22 and was informed that a Gulf inmate had committed suicide.

His body was discovered when a prison administration officer went to check on the power outage in the first wing. The body was pulled down and referred to the jail hospital where it was confirmed that the inmate had committed suicide.

According to security sources, when a Syrian inmate committed suicide few months ago, the Assistant Undersecretary for Correctional Facilities and Sentences Enforcement Major General Abdullah Al-Muhanna had issued a set of instructions to ensure such incidents were avoided in the future. These instructions included removal of all objects that can be used for making a scaffold.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud

Al-Seyassah Staff



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