KUWAIT CITY, May 7: The Misdemeanor Court has acquitted a warrant officer of Ministry of Interior who was accused of using excessive force on a Kuwaiti citizen during National Day celebrations by allegedly slapping him near Salhiya Police Station. Representing the police officer was Lawyer Abdulmohsen Al-Qattan who explained that his client was manning public order during the National Day celebrations when he spotted the citizen spraying water with a toy gun. His client ordered the plaintiff to stop spraying water, but the latter continued to do so. After warning him several times, his client ordered the plaintiff to disembark from his car and escorted him to the police station of the area on charges of refusing to obey police orders. Lawyer Al-Qattan said the prosecution failed to present any substantial evidences in support of the claims, indicating that the charges were maliciously filed against his client.
2 get 15 years: The Criminal Court presided over by Judge Mutib Al-Ardhi sentenced the first and second defendants in the case of embezzlement at Kuwait & Gulf Link Transport Co (KGL) Abdullah Al-Shamali and Mohammed Ahmed Mutawa respectively to 15-year imprisonment with hard labor, reports Al-Rai daily. The court demanded them to return embezzled funds of KD 17.911 million and ordered them to pay fine worth double the amount (KD 35.822 million). The court sentenced the third defendant Saeed Dashti to 15-year imprisonment and the fourth defendant Lazareva Maria, a Russian national, to ten-year imprisonment and demanded her to return KD 11 million. The court ordered them both to pay fine worth KD 22 million. Furthermore, the court sentenced the fifth defendant Ahmed Naseeb to 10-year imprisonment, and ordered him to return KD 2.150 million and pay fine worth twice the amount (KD 4.3 million). In addition, Mousa Bahman, the sixth defendant, has been sentenced to seven years in prison. He was ordered to return KD 76.2 million and pay fine worth double the amount (KD 152.4 million). The seventh defendant Majid Jasim was sentenced to ten-year imprisonment, ordered to return KD 4 million, and fined twice the amount (KD 8 million).
Paternity confirmed: The Personal Status Circuit at the Court of First Instance confirmed the paternity of a child born to a Kuwaiti man by an expatriate wife, and ordered the Department of Births and Deaths to register her. On behalf of the expatriate woman, Lawyer Abdul-Wahab Bin Salamah filed a complaint and narrated that his client got married to the defendant on 27th September 2009. The couple formalized the wedding at the Ministry of Justice and they were later blessed with a baby girl on February 2, 2010. His client was unable to register the child right from birth, so she approached the Parentage Complaints and Names Correction Committee.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff