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Trio acquitted of kidnapping minor in rape bid

KUWAIT CITY, March 2: The Court of Appeals upheld the verdict of First Instance Court that acquitted a juvenile and two others of kidnapping another minor with the intention of raping the plaintiff at a desert in Julai’a. The case file indicated the plaintiff and some of his friends were in a camp at the desert when the suspects begged him to accompany them in a car to a neighboring grocery. The second suspect stayed behind when they reached the grocery while the other two went to another location. At that point in time, the two suspects tried to rape the plaintiff, and when he resisted, the first suspect physically attacked him. The victim told them he would only succumb to their demand outside the car, so they abandoned him at the main road and fled the scene until a taxi took him home. Lawyer of the second defendant Nora Al-Ruqam argued that her client was not part of the act. She presented evidences to support the claim and the victim confirmed that her client had already left for the grocery before the rape attempt happened.

Case adjourned: The Criminal Court adjourned to March 27 the State Security case filed against a Kuwaiti hacker who was accused of joining DAESH terrorist organization and promoting its ideology via Internet. According to the case file, Ministry of Interior had announced the arrest of a 1990-born Kuwaiti citizen, identified as A.N., who is an employee of a state institution. He was accused of using a computer of his workplace to hack the official websites of friendly and sisterly countries and promote DAESH ideology with the help of accomplices. Detectives, after months of observing the suspect, had caught him redhanded while he was hacking an official website. When questioned, the suspect confessed to committing the crimes and revealed details about his three accomplices. With the cooperation of Iranian and Jordanian authorities, two of the suspects who were in Iraq and the third in Jordan were arrested. The suspects were then referred to the Public Prosecution from where they were sent to the court following completion of investigations.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah staff

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