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High court jails former, current MPs

Sentences reduced for 2011 storming KUWAIT CITY, July 8: The Court of Cassation on Sunday sentenced 13 former and current MPs to reduced three years and six months jail terms with hard labor for storming the National Assembly building on Nov 16, 2011. These former and current MPs include Musallam …

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Parliament concludes second session … 14 laws approved

Twenty-one agreements okayed KUWAIT CITY, June 28, (KUNA): The National Assembly concluded Wednesday the second session of its fifteenth term. The session, which started on Oct 24, 2017, witnessed the adoption of 14 laws, endorsement of 21 agreements and memoranda of understanding. The lawmakers also presented, during the session, seven …

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Assembly’s special session adjourned for lack of quorum

Govt fails to make a presence KUWAIT CITY, June 24: Before taking a long summer break at the end of this week, the National Assembly was supposed to start the week with a special session slated for Sunday; but the government was absent so the session was adjourned due to …

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No government resignation – Speaker denies rumors

KUWAIT CITY, April 10: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim has denied rumors spread on social networking sites about the resignation of the government. “Unfortunately, we have been accustomed to baseless rumors,” Al-Ghanim stressed in a press statement at the Assembly on Tuesday. He confirmed the attendance of many ministers in …

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Some experts urge Parliament to review law on conflict of interests

KUWAIT CITY, March 28: Reacting to the recentlyissued law on conflict of interests, a number of experts affirmed that the law contradicts articles 18, 33, 34 and 50 of the Kuwaiti Constitution. They urged the Parliament to review the law, reports Aljarida daily. Constitutional expert and Professor of Public Law …

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Claims against Parliament simply baseless – Speaker

GENEVA, March 24, (KUNA): The parliamentary delegation have “easily” refuted allegations and complaints by a current and former Kuwaiti MPs, said Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim. The hearing committee at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) was presented with a detailed and constitutionally-adequate demonstration by the parliamentary caucus members to refute …

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Stormers case delayed, travel ban decision shifted to Mar 11

KUWAIT CITY, March 4: The Court of Cassation, presided over by Judge Saleh Al-Muwaished, postponed the session on the National Assembly storming case until March 11, 2018 to take a decision on the travel ban imposed on the convicts and ask the Public Prosecution about the body which imposed the …

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Committee chair welcomes MPs ‘back’ to Parliament

Some deputies said to be under pressure to grill Al-Sabeeh KUWAIT CITY, Feb 21: Parliamentary Human Rights Committee Chairman MP Adel Al-Damkhi welcomed MPs Waleed Al-Tabtabaei and Jaman Al-Harbash back to the National Assembly. Al-Tabtabaei and Al-Harbash were among those sentenced to jail for storming the Parliament building. The accused …

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Stormers bailed

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18, (AP): A judge in Kuwait has ordered dozens of politicians, activists and others imprisoned over protesters storming Parliament in 2011 to be freed on bail pending their appeal before the country’s highest court. The order Sunday by Court of Cassation Judge Saleh Al- Muraished frees 44 …

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‘Stormer’ held at airport

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18: The security authorities at the Kuwait International Airport have arrested MP Mohammad Al-Mutair, who had been sentenced in absentia to one-year in prison for storming the National Assembly, reports Al-Shahed daily. Al-Mutair was taken into custody after he arrived at the Kuwait International Airport from Istanbul, …

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