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Assembly looked into eight requests for ‘immunity lift’

MP submits draft law KUWAIT CITY, July 24: The National Assembly, in the second round of the 15th legislative term, looked into eight requests for lifting the parliamentary immunity of seven lawmakers, approved three of these requests and rejected the remaining five. The cases include audio-visual, municipal, appeal, media and …

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Judgement on ‘stormers’ to change political equilibrium

‘Blanket pardon unacceptable’ KUWAIT CITY, July 23: MP Ahmad Al-Fadhl affirmed that judgments concerning the storming of National Assembly premises will change the political equilibrium a great deal, reports Al-Rai daily. He added the verdict has proven that the judiciary does not give in to political pressure and blackmail, noting …

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Convicted ‘stormers’ deserve prison for rebellion, says court

KUWAIT CITY, July 19: The Court of Cassation declared the 16 convicted former and current lawmakers who stormed the National Assembly premises deserve the jail term more than anyone else considering they went too far in committing the crime and incited others to commit rebellion, disobedience and unauthorized public gathering. …

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Court’s ‘ruling’ on Assembly building case shocking: MP

Al-Subeie calls on oil minister to refer certain officials for retirement KUWAIT CITY, July 17: Chairman of the parliamentary Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee MP Al-Humeidi Al-Subeie said the Court of Cassation’s ruling on the National Assembly building case was shocking, reports Al-Rai daily. In his interview with the daily, …

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Kuwait to seek extradition of sentenced stormers

Assembly may mull de-seating convicted MPs KUWAIT CITY, July 12: The extradition of individuals sentenced to jail for involvement in the National Assembly building storming case, including several former and current lawmakers, is expected to happen soon as the Kuwaiti government sent an official letter in this regard to the …

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MPs mull legislation on criticizing public figures

KUWAIT CITY, July 10: Although it falls within the social norm, criticizing a public figure through various media outlets will most likely be covered by legislation on safeguarding freedom of speech while protecting the integrity of the person. MPs Ahmed Al-Fadel, Khaled Al-Shatti, Awda Al-Ruwai’i, Salah Khourshed and Khaleel Abul …

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Prosecution preparing warrants to arrest convicted ‘stormers’

‘Only one convict has surrendered’ KUWAIT CITY, July 10: Public Prosecution has started preparing warrants for arresting those who are convicted in the case of storming of the National Assembly building via Interpol in order to execute the verdict issued by the Court of Cassation, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting informed …

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Resignations, legislation to pardon eyed

MPs CONSIDER REACTIONS TO COURT RULING ON JAILINGS KUWAIT CITY, July 9: The local political scene is abuzz with talks after the Cassation Court announced Sunday its verdict on the National Assembly building storming case. Gearing towards protesting against the verdict, MP Mohammed Al-Muttair invited a number of his colleagues …

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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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