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Tag Archives: defamation

Freedom of speech no licence to defame

Insulting, offending or mocking other people are acts that do not go unpunished. The Criminal Law fights against people who degrade others verbally or in written form, especially those who think that the law will not be applied on them as they are merely “expressing their opinions freely;” while their …

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Five suspects accused of defaming Crown Prince out on bail

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 4:  Five suspects accused of defaming the Kuwaiti Crown Prince Shaikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah were released on payment of a KD 500 bail each, says gdnonline.com. The Public Prosecution charged them with posting a video recording targeting the Crown Prince and misusing the phone. The suspects …

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Septuagenarian gets jail, fine in ‘defamation’ case – Bear expenses, mom told

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 2: The Court of Appeals (Appeals Minor Circuit/4), headed by Judge Mesha’al Al-Mutaw’a with Judge Ahmed Al-Sharif and Judge Nawaf Al-Zu’abi as members, upheld the verdict of a lower court which sentenced Fuad Al-Refaei to three years in prison and fined him KD 400 for defaming a …

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Death ‘verdict’ cut to 15-yr jail – Editor in Chief Ahmed Al-Jarallah acquitted

KUWAIT CITY, July 19: The Court of Appeals chaired by Judge Nasr Salem Al-Heed nullified the ruling of a lower court that sentenced an expatriate to death and another one to 10 years in prison. The court thereby commuted jail term of the first and second suspects to 15 and …

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Woman demands KD 50,000 comp in ‘defamation’ case

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 6: A Kuwaiti woman has filed a case against her ex-husband, brother-inlaw and their aunt for tarnishing her reputation and demanded for compensation of KD 50,000. Earlier, the Personal Status Division in the Cassation Court granted custody of the excouple’s children to the woman. Lawyer for the …

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