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Appeal filed in ‘bribery of judges’ case

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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 30: The Court of Appeals has set the session of February 9 to consider the appeals submitted by the Public Prosecution and the defendants in the case known as “the bribery of judges” against a ruling to imprison six judges, dismiss them from their posts, and confiscate the vehicles they had received as bribe, in addition to the fine imposed on another judge and the release of another.

According to informed sources, the Public Prosecution, in its appeal, demanded the imprisonment of eight judges, not only 6. It also called for tougher penalties against all of them, including the two judges, one of whom was imposed a fine, and the other got released.

It also demanded the imprisonment of all the judges and the remaining defendants in the case, including a businessman and an attorney. The sources revealed that 4 out of the 6 judges surrendered after the verdict was issued, and submitted pleas for their release, which were rejected by the Court of Appeals, but will be reconsidered on the day of the session, adding that two of the convicted judges remained in hiding until now.

The court had sentenced the accused judges in the case, which caused a huge bang in the local public opinion, with sentences of varying lengths ranging from four to 15 years in prison, and fines between KD 9,000 and KD 40,000 By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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