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Travel ban on ‘inmate’ lifted

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 2: The Administrative Court cancelled the decision of the Interior Ministry which had earlier imposed a travel ban on prisoners, who were granted Amiri pardon after serving part of their jail term. The travel ban is considered an ‘aftercare’ measure for the released inmates.

According to the case files, Attorney Hisham Al-Fahad, who represented one of those pardoned, filed a lawsuit against the Interior Ministry. He asked the court to cancel the ‘aftercare’ clause and its consequences.

Al-Fahad explained his client was listed among those eligible for Amiri pardon in 2008 and he was released on Jan 18, 2013 after serving half of his jail term for drugrelated charges. He pointed out the ‘aftercare’ clause is against the Constitution and laws, because it violates the freedom and rights of the citizens. The court ruled in favor of the plaintiff after analyzing the arguments presented by both parties.

Job reinstated: The Administrative Circle of the Cassation Court presided over by Judge Jamal Al-Enezi issued two verdicts in favor of the Head of Kuwait Medical Syndicate Dr Hussein Al-Khabaz; the first verdict reinstated him to the medical board and the second verdict granted him KD 50,000 compensation.

The court considered the decision to fire Dr Al-Khabaz to be vengeful stemming from sturdy stances he adopted in his capacity as head of the medical syndicate against administrative and financial violations in the Ministry of Health. The court decided to reinstate him to the board and ordered payment of the abovementioned compensation in his favor.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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