Ruling nullified as youth acquitted in theft attempt


KUWAIT CITY, April 4: The Court of Appeals has nullified the ruling of First Instance Court that sentenced a youth in his 20s to three years in prison with hard labor. The court thereby acquitted the youth of breaking the outer door of a house belonging to a military man in Jahra area to commit robbery. The case file indicates the owner of the building suddenly discovered a diesel powered generator and other camping materials were missing from the store. Detectives caught the suspect in possession of stolen items and he confessed breaking into the military man’s house to steal. The owner identified the generator. Lawyer Khawlah Al-Hassawi representing the defendant countered the investigation conducted by detectives and argued there was no proof that her client had actually committed the crime, especially after he denied the allegation against him in court.

Expat absolved: The Appeal Circuit of the Misdemeanor Court acquitted an expatriate who was accused of swindling an individual and appropriating the engine of a “Porsche” car. The Public Prosecution had accused the suspect of double-crossing the victim by fraudulently handing over to him the engine of a Lamborghini and appropriating the engine of his Porsche car. Earlier, the Misdemeanor Court sentenced the defendant in absentia to two-week imprisonment followed by deportation but he appealed the ruling, forcing the court to abstain from issuing a punishment. The court instead issued an undertaking without guarantee obligating the defendant to show good behavior for a period of six months. At the Appeal Circuit, the defense counsel Lawyer Dalal Al-Mutairi affirmed that the charges filed against her client lack incriminating evidence, adding that the evidence brought forward by the prosecution was inadequate and weak. She also stressed that her client had declined the charges from the onset of investigations.

Court to respond: The Administrative Court of Cassation has decided to respond to the case concerning revocation of citizenship of Ahmad Al-Jabr, after accepting the relinquishment of Al-Jaber’s right to demand reinstatement of his citizenship, after the government had appealed against the verdict of the Court of Appeals verdict which had ordered reinstatement of Al-Jabr’s citizenship. Al-Jabr had relinquished his right to demand reinstatement of his citizenship following the initiative of His Highness the Amir in this regard. However, the defense — the government — refused the request of Al-Jabr and instead insisted the court should arbitrate on the case. So far, the verdict of the Court of Appeals, which ordered the reinstatement of the citizenship of Al-Jabr, still stands and is enforceable until the government files another separate appeal to block the ruling.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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