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‘Shuwaikh brawl’ case between a Kuwaiti and an Egyptian hearing adjourned to Dec 4

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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 28: The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Nasser Salem Al Heed Thursday adjourned to December 4 the case known as “Shuwaikh brawl” filed against a Kuwaiti citizen who is accused of attempted murder of an Egyptian expatriate in Shuwaikh Industrial Area. According to the case file, the citizen was sentenced to 17-year imprisonment by a lower court for charges of attempted murder, deliberate destruction of property and public humiliation of the plaintiff.

The defendant was also denied bail. In another case, the same court overruled the Criminal Court’s verdict to imprison a six-member gang, who were given different sentences.

The gang consisted of a citizen, two expatriates, and Bedoun residents. Its ring leaders were an officer from the Criminal Investigation Department and a former officer who impersonated a detective and stole KD 140,000 from expatriates at gunpoint and knifepoint.

The court sentenced the defendants to seven-year imprisonment with hard labor, although the sentence was upheld at 15 years’ imprisonment for two of them – the citizen and the Bedoun – for impersonating a detective, abducting the victim and stealing money after detaining him in a vehicle

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