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Verdict in ex-MP libel case on Nov 1 – Trio acquitted in drugs case

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 4: The Criminal Court has set Nov 1, 2015, to issue a verdict into the case of former MP Saleh Al- Mullah who is accused of libel against HH the Amir and harming Kuwait’s relations with friendly countries. The Public Prosecution has charged the suspect of publishing offensive tweets against HH the Amir on his Twitter account. He is also said to have published offensive tweets against friendly countries and criticized the visit of the Egyptian president to Kuwait. Attorney Abdullah Al- Ahmad refuted the accusations saying there was no criminal intent and requested the court to acquit his client. It is worth mentioning the court had released the suspect on KD 1,000 bail.

Trio acquitted: The Criminal Court presided over by Judge Ahmad Al-Yasin acquitted three citizens who were accused of possessing hashish and other drugs as well as a weapon, and driving a vehicle after consuming drugs. According to the case file, the in-charge officer explained during investigations that the suspects were caught in possession of the aforementioned illicit items and the second suspect was caught driving a vehicle under the influence of drugs. During the court session, the defense counsel Attorney Sultan Al-Ajmi stressed that the procedures followed for arresting and searching his clients were illegal.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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