KUWAIT CITY, Dec 28: The Court of Appeals, presided over by Judge Nasser Al-Hayd, looked into several State Security cases. In the first case, the court postponed its session until Feb 14, 2018 on the appeal filed by the Public Prosecution against the verdict of the Court of First Instance which sentenced a Filipina DAESH member to 10-year imprisonment with hard labor, followed by deportation. According to the case file, the suspect was arrested after detectives discovered her alleged membership to DAESH along with her plan to perpetrate terrorist acts to destabilize national security.
The woman allegedly joined the group through her Somali husband who is fighting alongside other members of DAESH. This information was gathered from her social media interactions on her laptop. The court also postponed until Feb 14, 2018 the session on the case involving activist Rana Al-Saadoun. The activist was accused of repeating the infamous speech entitled, “Enough of Frivolity,” whereas the Criminal Court overturned the verdict sentencing the accused in absentia to a year in prison with hard labor. The court refrained from issuing its ruling and ordered the accused to pay KD 1,000 as guarantee for maintaining good conduct.
Al-Saadoun repeated the infamous speech which was originally read by former MP Musallam Al-Barrak at Erada Square. The court postponed until Feb 14, 2018 the session on the third case involving journalist Hamed Boyabis who was released on bail of KD 1,000. He was accused of using words deemed offensive to the entity of HH the Amir. Also, the court upheld the death sentence imposed on a citizen who murdered his wife in Salwa. The murder occurred after the two engaged in a matrimonial dispute. According to information from the Public Relations and Security Media General Department in the Ministry of Interior, rescue officers at the Operations Unit (112) received a distress call from a relative reporting the murder so they went to the scene immediately and cordoned off the apartment. A security source earlier reported that the culprit was arrested shortly after the incident with the tools he used in perpetrating the crime, including two screw drivers and a hammer.
Lawyer acquitted: The Criminal Court, presided over by Judge Ahmad Al-Yaseen, acquitted Attorney Hani Hussein of inciting sectarian sedition. Earlier, the security agencies referred the accused to court for posting phrases deemed to be instigating sectarian sedition on his Twitter account. It has been reported that Hussein was previously released on bail of KD 200 for similar charges.
Kuwaiti cheated: Police are looking for an Arab expatriate for ‘robbing’ a Kuwaiti, reports Al-Anba daily. The suspect reportedly told him that he works for an aluminum factory and took order to fix windows for his house. He then took KD 2,000 advance and escaped with the money.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff