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‘Terror’ hearing on Oct 17 – Court acquits singer

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 13: The Criminal Court adjourned to Oct 17 the case filed against a young Kuwaiti woman who was accused of joining an illegal organization in Sinai Governorate in Egypt. The case was adjourned for presentation of the defense documents, reports Al-Anba daily. The Public Prosecution had charged the young woman of belonging to an illegal organization with the aim of destroying the country’s basic systems and jeopardizing the country’s political relations with a friendly country. The suspect revealed details about her departure from the country, explaining that the members of the organization had tricked her. After discovering their false slogans, she had refused to carry out any of the operations they demanded. They then detained her until her father paid KD 5,000 for her release.

Singer acquitted: The Misdemeanor Court of Appeals cancelled the verdict issued by a lower court which sentenced a Kuwaiti singer to three-month imprisonment for allegedly insulting and threatening a police officer in a popular commercial complex. The court instead acquitted him due to lack of evidences, reports Al-Anba daily. The police officer had filed a complaint against the singer, explaining that he tried to intervene in a quarrel, which broke out in a commercial complex, with the intention of resolving it. However, the singer insulted and threatened him using words and gestures. The singer denied the allegations, accusing the officer of verbally abusing him. The court also acquitted the officer.

Penalty withheld: The Criminal Court refrained from penalizing two citizens who were accused of assaulting a Syrian citizen which resulted in 15 percent permanent disability. The court ordered the two defendants to pay a warrant of KD 300 and maintain good conduct for a period of one year, says Al-Seyassah. The court said the ruling was influenced by lack of proper investigations by the detectives, which was highlighted by the defense lawyer Mohammad Al-Husseini. He also highlighted the existence of five medical reports and several contradicting statements, stressing that the Public Prosecution depended only on plaintiff’s statements without any witnesses or any other presumptions. Lawyer Al-Husseini also stressed the lack of substantial evidences and criminal intent for the defendants to commit similar crime, revealing about reconciliation between his clients and the plaintiff.

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