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Travel ban on girl cancelled; Six acquitted in IS terror funding

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 30: The Family Court cancelled an order for imposing a travel ban on a minor Kuwaiti girl, who is under the custody of her mother. Lawyer Khawlah Al-Hassawi, who represents the mother of the girl, explained that her client’s former husband had initiated the travel ban order to block his daughter from leaving Kuwait based on the allegation that his former wife wants to leave the country for good. However, Lawyer Al-Hassawi said the travel ban is in violation of the right of her client as she has legal custody of her daughter, adding that her client is Kuwaiti citizen and has always resided in the country due to which it is unimaginable that she would leave Kuwait to stay in another country especially since she has two children fathered by her ex-husband and under her custody.

Six acquitted: The Criminal Court has acquitted five Syrians and an Iraqi of funding a terrorist group in Syria, known as ‘DAESH’, by collecting money on the group’s behalf, in addition to money laundering KD11 million. According to the court’s record, State Security officers arrested the accused who concealed their activities behind a forex bureau in Mubarakiya which allowed the transfer of huge amounts to ‘DAESH’.

Investigation results revealed that there was no electronic record of such transactions, apart from manual entry records containing letters and symbols which were used to hide the identity of senders. The Public Prosecution charged them with funding the terrorist group directly and indirectly, as well as collecting KD11 million illegally on behalf of the group. The prosecution went further in saying the funds were transferred to members of the group in Syria and Turkey through other forex bureaus in the Gulf region. Two of the accused joined the banned group whose objective is to spread principles aimed at destroying the prevailing social system, and take over social and economic systems in the country in an illegal manner. Also charged was the owner of the forex bureau who was accused of transferring funds without obtaining necessary information for transferring money abroad – a violation of the commercial regulations in running a forex establishment.

Two years jail: The Court of Cassation overturned verdicts of the Appeals and First Instance courts which acquitted a citizen of assaulting a compatriot. The higher court then sentenced the accused to two years in jail with hard labor. Case files indicate that the plaintiff and his wife were on the way to buy food when his car hit another vehicle driven by the wife of the defendant. When the plaintiff (victim) went outside the car to assess the damage, the wife of the defendant started insulting him. This prompted him to return to his car and wait for the police to assess the accident.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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