Two bloggers sued for defamation

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 7:Lawyer Sa’ad Al- Enezi has filed a complaint with the Public Prosecution against two twitter users for abusing his client, Sheikh Khaled Al-Abdullah, head of Amiri Ceremonials in the Amiri Diwan, reports Al-Anba daily. Al-Enezi said the tweeters used abusive tweets that go beyond the freedom of criticism and expression. He stressed the tweets are malicious and aim to tarnish the image of his client and to discredit him within and outside Kuwait by circulating rumors.

Principal acquitted: The Misdemeanor Court acquitted a female school principal in Farwaniya Governorate of beating and disgracing a student. The court rather fined the student’s father KD 100 and referred the case to a competent civil court. The case file indicated the student’s father sued the school principal for beating his ward and supported his claim with medical report. The principal denied all allegations against her and went ahead to file a petition against the plaintiff, and accused him of disgracing her in front of students and teachers. Defense Lawyer Fahad Al- Saeed maintained that his client was a complainant rather than an accused. He stated his client was embarrassed by the student’s father in a manner that degraded her position. The lawyer argued that medical report showed the student sustained injuries in a fight with his colleagues contrary to allegations the father had made. He wondered why the man alleges the principal assaulted his son while the report was written before the incident.

Hearing adjourned: The Court of Appeals has adjourned proceedings until the judicial panel responds to the request made by 21 citizens — among them former and current members of parliament accused of repeating the infamous speech titled “enough of frivoling” by former MP Musallam Al-Barrak. The Criminal Court earlier sentenced each defendant to three years imprisonment and KD 2000 fine for repeating the infamous speech, which according to the judiciary, is offensive to the entity of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait but the verdict was suspended. All defendants denied the charges seeing two years jail term with hard labor, which former MP Al-Barrak served for the same offense. The controversial speech was given at Erada Square and the prosecution has since urged the court to issue the toughest punishment against the defendants, which is five years imprisonment with hard labor.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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