KUWAIT CITY, Nov 21: The Criminal Court has set Dec 18 to deliver the verdict in a State Security case involving a lawyer accused of joining Hezbollah in Lebanon and posting a video clip on social media to invite others to join the outlawed group. The lawyer denied the allegation, saying he only recorded the video clip but didn’t post it on social media. The Public Prosecution charged the lawyer for joining an outlawed group that planned to wreak havoc on the government. He’s also accused of abusing mobile phone and inviting other people to join the group via “Twitter”.
Jail-term suspended: The Court of Appeals overturned the verdict of First Instance Court that sentenced Sheikh Khalifa Al- Sabah in absentia to one-year imprisonment with hard labor, and instead ordered suspension of the verdict after signing an undertaking to be of good conduct with a fine of KD 5,000. Defense attorney Ali Al-Asfour stated the ruling was based on charges leveled against his client on the accusation of defaming and insulting the National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim in a televised program.
MP wooing ex-wife: The Criminal Court adjourned to Dec 4 the case in which a current lawmaker is charged for using trick to have sexual intercourse with his exwife. Upon obtaining authorization to lift his immunity, the Public Prosecution Department charged the lawmaker for using trick to have sex with his ex-wife. The woman accused him of divorcing her secretly without her knowledge after consummation of marriage.
Blogger acquitted: The Misdemeanor Court has acquitted a Kuwaiti man of insulting and defaming a famous personality on social networking site “Snapchat”. The Public Prosecution Department charged the defendant of deliberately using his mobile phone to send aggressive and demeaning messages to the concerned personality. He allegedly posted for public view video clips whose content could tarnish the image of the personality. Lawyer En’am Haider in his defense exonerated the citizen, saying he didn’t have any link with the videos. She insisted her client consistently denied the allegation from the onset, while the investigation was not thorough enough to implicate him.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff