Monday , September 24 2018

Woman demands KD 50,000 comp in ‘defamation’ case

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 6: A Kuwaiti woman has filed a case against her ex-husband, brother-inlaw and their aunt for tarnishing her reputation and demanded for compensation of KD 50,000. Earlier, the Personal Status Division in the Cassation Court granted custody of the excouple’s children to the woman. Lawyer for the woman, Attorney Ayed Mahdi Al-Rashidi, disclosed that after his client got divorced, the ex-husband and his family defamed her. He said this has prompted the court to cancel the verdict granting custody of the children to his client based on the testimonies given by the three defendants. Al-Rashidi added his client demanded for compensation considering the defendants’ failure to prove their allegations.

Verdict overturned: The Criminal Court, presided over by Judge Rujaib Ahmad Al-Rujaib, overturned the five-year jail sentence imposed in absentia on a citizen accused of vandalism, leading to his acquittal. The Public Prosecution charged the citizen with stealing money, documents and mobile phones from a businessman and his secretary, after vandalizing the office where the stolen items were stored. In his defense was Attorney Mahdi Al-Rashidi, who faulted the case due to lack of substantial evidence and irregularities in the investigation process, let alone contradictions in the plaintiff’s statement during investigation.

Saudi acquitted of drug case: The Criminal Court has acquitted a Saudi national of consuming methamphetamine in his friend’s house in Jahra. Case files indicate a team of Jahra securitymen rushed to Saad Al-Abdullah after receiving a call from the owner of a building where a fight had erupted. The owner told the officers that those involved in the fight were disoriented and in possession of narcotics. Shortly after the quarrel was settled, securitymen saw the defendant and his friends dropping some sachets containing methamphetamine on the floor. The officers searched the defendant leading to the discovery of two packets of tobacco while traces of blood and wounds were found on his body. During the court session, Attorney An’am Haider, who represented the accused, raised doubts on the procedures followed for searching and arresting her client due to the absence of a warrant from the Public Prosecution.

Verdict upheld: Criminal Court of Appeals upheld the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which acquitted two individuals of burgling a company in Jahra Industrial Area and stealing some machines and equipment. The defense counsel Lawyer Ahmad Al-Enezi was able to convince the judge after stressing the lack of substantial evidences to link his clients to the crime. He insisted that the claim that one of his clients confessed to the crime was a ruse.

Pay KD 4,400: The Commercial Section of the Court of First Instance presided over by Judge Khalid Bashir ordered an investor to pay KD 4,400 to a real estate projects company covering the value of rented shops at Al-Zeenah Street. The plaintiff counsel Lawyer Khawlah Mubarak Al-Hassawi said during the court session that the defendant signed a one-year contract for hiring shops along Al-Zeenah Street in Shuwaikh Industrial Area from where he was selling car accessories. According to the contract, the rental value per month is KD 2,200 and renewable for a similar period.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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