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‘Not guilty of trading insults’ – Court frees divorced woman

KUWAIT CITY, July 4: The Misdemeanor Section in the Court of First Instance acquitted a divorced woman and the mother of her ex-husband of exchanging insults in public. Attorney Mohammad Khalil Al-Qattan, lawyer for the divorced woman, pointed out in court that he was suspicious of the circumstances surrounding the case and the allegation against his client. He said the paperwork lacked evidence while his client denied the accusation since the beginning. He argued the incident was nothing but a statement without proof.

Punishment eyed: The Interior and Defence Committee of the National Assembly has agreed on a proposal to punish those who embrace the extremist ideology, reports Al-Shahed daily.

However, the sources said the proposal is still being discussed and reviewed and a final report will be submitted to the National Assembly during the next session.

The sources pointed out the proposal states the security agencies shall use their legal powers to punish all those who promote extremist ideas in any form or showing support to this thought either through the media or social networking websites.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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