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Court suspends jail, acquits Kuwaiti citizen in drugs case

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 22: The Court of Appeals overturned the verdict of the First Instance Court, which had earlier imposed five-year jail term and fine of KD5,000 on a citizen for the possession of narcotics. According to the arresting officer, he was patrolling in Salmiya when he spotted a car …

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Kuwaiti ‘acquitted’ of carrying various drugs, illegal weapon

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 17: The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Ali Al- Dura’i upheld the verdict issued by a lower court which acquitted a Kuwaiti citizen accused of possessing hashish and other drugs as well as an unlicensed weapon. According to the case file, when securitymen received information …

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Iranian acquitted of medical units’ smuggling bid

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 16: The Misdemeanor Court has acquitted an Iranian of trying to smuggle medical equipment worth KD 50,000 from Kuwait to Iran. The smuggling incident came to light after the customs officials discovered that the accused exports goods through his company, although the goods are declared as used …

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MP calls for amendments to penal code and criminal law – Many terrorists receive acquittals due to procedural flaws

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 8: MP Faisal Al-Kandari has called for immediate amendments to the penal code and criminal law, taking into account the current developments in the regional situation and emergence of extremist terrorist groups which are not classified in the law. In a press statement, the lawmaker indicated that …

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‘Rambo’ acquitted of forming gang to steal mobile phones

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 3: The Criminal Court acquitted a member of a gang, identified as ‘Rambo’, of stealing mobile phones. Case files indicate the gang steals mobile phones from shops by using white weapons and forcing sellers to give them the items. One of the gang members was arrested when …

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Expat duo acquitted of beating compatriot, stealing car – Jail-term increased for blogger

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 3: The Criminal Court, presided over by Judge Mut’eb Al-Ardhi, acquitted two expatriates of beating a compatriot and stealing his car. Investigations revealed one of the suspects guided the security officers to where the car was hidden — at the airport’s parking area, and he provided information …

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Court acquits Egyptian of smuggling ‘Tramadol’ pills

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 29: The Criminal Court, chaired by Judge Mohammad Ghazi Al-Mutairi, acquitted an Egyptian of smuggling 15,000 Tramadol pills upon arrival at Kuwait International Airport from Suhaj in Egypt. The case file indicates that the customs officer checked the suspect at the counter but did not detect the …

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Jail, deportation for ex-MP Duwaila; Syrian acquitted for kidnapping and robbery with violence

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 24: The Federal High Court of the United Arab Emirates sentenced former MP Mubarak Al-Duwaila in absentia to five-year imprisonment and deportation after completing the term. He was accused of exploiting religion to incite crisis in a manner detrimental to the national unity and social ladder. He …

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‘Appeals’ quashes life in prison against Kuwaiti man in rape case – Court overturns 15-year jail verdict in drugs case

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 21: The Court of Appeals chaired by Judge Abdul- Rahman Al-Darmi overturned the verdict of the Court of First Instance that sentenced a Kuwaiti man to life in prison over allegations of raping his girlfriend. The court acquitted the defendant regardless of confessing to the crime. Defense …

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Two Kuwaitis acquitted in drugs case

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 19: The Criminal Court presided over by Judge Faisal Al- Askari acquitted two Kuwaiti citizens of possession of drugs for consumption and trade. An officer from Directorate General for Drugs Control explained that investigations carried out about drug movement led to the discovery of the suspect in …

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