KUWAIT CITY, Aug 15: The Criminal Court has allotted the session of Aug 22 for passing judgment on the case of forged Kuwaiti citizenship filed against six Syrians. According to the case file, detectives carried out investigations to discover a Syrian expatriate had registered himself as a Kuwaiti and enabled his children to get the same privilege. They all used Kuwaiti names when registering by paying money to certain employees who assisted them in the fraud. The children eventually gained employment at the National Guard and the oil sector. During the court session, the defendants denied the allegations, insisting that they do not know the bearers of the Syrian names with which they were confronted. They declared that they have no link to the names.
Verdict nullified: The Court of Appeals nullified the verdict of Court of First Instance that ordered heirs of a deceased Kuwaiti man to refund bank loan collected by their late father from a local bank. The appellate court has now ordered an insurance company to bear the responsibility. The case file indicated the concerned bank filed a lawsuit against heirs of the deceased debtor to refund the loan secured by their father, and the lower court granted the plea. However, Attorney Mubarak Al-Khashab representing the appellants appealed the verdict and argued that heirs of the deceased man were not part of the deal, indicating the bank should rather have requested the insurance company, which was privy to the agreement.
Jail for blogger: The Misdemeanor Court sentenced a Kuwaiti lady blogger to one year in prison with hard labor for tweets she posted deemed malicious against a member of the judicial authority. Public Prosecution Department charged the woman for allegedly abusing the use of mobile phone in tweeting malicious statements. Meanwhile, the Misdemeanor Court adjourned to Sept 26 a lawsuit filed by State Security Department against a citizen who expressed frustration over the current political situation. The court declined request to release the citizen on bail, and referred him for psychiatric analysis. The defendant was present in court where he denied allegations against him, affirming he was only expressing a personal viewpoint on social media. His counsel requested mental test to ascertain his level of sanity.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff