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Friday , November 16 2018

Prosecution called in girl’s murder case; Two jailed for adultery

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 22: The Criminal Court postponed its session until Nov 29, to summon the prosecuting officer to testify in the case of a mother accused of killing her daughter in Al-Qusour with the help of her friend. In Wednesday’s session, the father of the victim appeared before the court together with his lawyer — Attorney Ali Al-Ali — who requested for KD 5,001 temporary compensation. He had earlier requested the judicial panel to charge the defendant with committing adultery with her friend. The lawyer said he will submit incriminating evidence to convict the accused and her friend during the trial.

Jailed for adultery: The Court of Cassation overturned the verdict of the Court of Appeals which acquitted a citizen and his female companion of adultery. The higher court ordered for imprisonment of the accused for two years with hard labor. The wife of the citizen filed the case based on the outcome of a secret investigation which showed the two were committing adultery in the apartment of the citizen. The female companion used to appear in the late morning hours to commit the crime. The investigators obtained a search warrant and raided the apartment leading to the arrest of the duo. Attorney Zayd Al- Khabbaz, who represented the plaintiff in court, submitted documents which proved that the accused committed adultery with his female friend in accordance with the Penal Code, given that they were caught in a circumstance that does not leave any aspect of doubt on the crime they committed.

Ex-MP fined: A Kuwaiti court imposed KD 1,000 fine on former MP Saleh Al-Mulla on the basis of a lawsuit filed against him by the Amiri Diwan. The Diwan accused the former MP of offending advisors at the Amiri Diwan. An investigation was conducted by the Public Prosecution based on those charges level against him and the case was referred to court where he was convicted.

Verdict on Dec 3: The Criminal Court has postponed until Dec 3 the verdict in a lawsuit filed by Attorney Ali Al-Ali against the owner of Wazaker Center Fouad Al-Refa’e accused of threatening the national unity through acts of hostility he perpetrated against Shiites. Al-Refa’e was charged for looking down on a segment in the society and inciting sectarian dispute, and abusing the use of mobile in violation of the first article of Decree No. 19/2012 related to the national unity, in addition to Articles 209 and 210 of the Penal Code and Article 1 of Law No. 9/2001 concerning misuse of telephones and wiretapping devises. The case file indicates Al-Refa’e tweeted statements deemed offensive to Shiites on his Twitter account in violation of Decree No. 19/2012.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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