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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21: The Family Court has dismissed the case of marital disobedience filed by an Egyptian man against his wife, accusing her of refusing his order to return to his house after she went to her parents’ house when he physically attacked her. He explained that he and his wife have a child. Since she left the house, he did everything he could to make her return but she did not give in. He then filed the case, demanding the court to order her to return to his house. However, the defense counsel Lawyer Khawlah Al-Hassawi proved with the help of witnesses that the plaintiff used to attack and insult her client and he also snatched her share of the chalet they bought in Hurghada City. The court was convinced by the plaintiff’s inability in offering a good and secure life to his wife, due to which it decided to dismiss the case.
Hearing adjourned: The Constitutional Court adjourned to February 8 the petitions submitted by several citizens on the unconstitutionality of the DNA law, for summoning the National Assembly. The court also rejected three petitions submitted against the laws related to domestic workers, Fatwa and Legislation, and lineage arbitration committee. The DNA law was passed in 2015 by the parliament in its first and second session after which it was referred to the government for endorsement. According to the petitions, the explanatory document of the law denies that the law was prepared based on the desire of the legislator to facilitate the work of the security agencies and help them in executing their role effectively in terms of preserving security as well as reduce the time taken to identify those involved in any crime involving people, wealth and honor. The law also imposes punishment of one-year imprisonment and/or a fine of KD 10,000 on those who refuse to provide their DNA samples or obstruct acquisition of DNA sample from others.
Woman acquitted: The Misdemeanor Court acquitted a Kuwaiti woman who was accused of changing the date of a cheque issued to her by a businessperson. According to the case files, the woman was issued a cheque of KD 5,000 for a business transaction. When she went to the bank to collect the money, the cheque bounced. She then filed a case against the businessperson for issuing her a dud cheque. However, the businessperson accused her of intentionally changing the date on the cheque. During the court session, the defense counsel Lawyer Hassan Al-Ajmi denied that his client changed the date on the cheque as it did not have a date. He stressed that there are no bank records that documented the date of the cheque, due to which it is difficult to prove whether or not his client changed the date in order to expedite the maturity of the cheque.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff