KUWAIT CITY, Dec 29: Jailed suspects awaiting trial will now be put behind “glass barriers” instead of “steel bars”, Minister of Justice and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Dr Faleh Al-Azab said on Thursday. In a statement to the press, Al-Azab said that the measure is being taken on humanitarian grounds, noting that suspects “deserve to be treated with dignity.” Moreover, he added that such actions fit into Kuwait’s image as a bastion of humanity. (KUNA)
Effective on Dec 31: A circular issued by the Public Prosecutor says as of Saturday, Dec 31, the new law concerning juvenile age will come into effect, reports Al-Jaridah daily. According to the new law the age of juveniles has been reduced from 18 to 16. Al-Assousi pointed out newspapers and TV satellite channels are not allowed to publish the names of juveniles and their photos before or after the trials. He affirmed the law provides for punishment for juveniles for deviation and immorality, joining extremist groups or involvement in religious extremism, crossdressers or Satan worshippers.