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Tuesday , January 26 2021

Arrest orders out for blogger Al-Driss

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 19: The Public Prosecution on Thursday ordered the arrest of Twitter user Sarah Al-Driss for investigation concerning the accusation that she posted statements deemed offensive to the status of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on her Twitter account. Meanwhile, the Saudi Interpol has handed over a Saudi national to Kuwait as the latter was accused of committing murder in Kuwait and fleeing the country in 1998.

Case postponed: The Criminal Court postponed the case involving five citizens accused of financing and fighting for the terrorist group (ISIL) until Dec 16. The court denied them bail. The case file indicates the Public Prosecution charged four of the five suspects for joining a banned group that is characterized by religious extremism and defiance to the rule of law, which aims to topple the prevailing social and economic system in the country. With the fifth defendant, he was accused of financing a banned group. All five defendants had left Kuwait without the permission of government and traveled to Iraq to perpetrate acts of hostility against a foreign country to jeopardize Kuwait’s security and its relations with neighboring countries.

Verdict upheld: The Court of Appeals upheld verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which acquitted a Kuwaiti citizen of alleged possession of hashish, Tremadol and amphetamine and consumption. According to the prosecution officer, Ahmadi securitymen were patrolling Mahboula desert area at around 2:00 am when they witnessed a minor accident as a result of a traffic violation committed by a motorist.

When securitymen asked for his civil ID, he only produced a copy. Noticing his disoriented state, redness in his eyes and incoherent speech, securitymen ordered him to alight from the car. They then found a sachet containing a dark substance suspected to be illicit drug. When they questioned him, he confirmed that they are drugs intended for personal consumption. However, Attorney Mohammad Al- Majdi faulted the procedures leading to the search and arrest of his client because the officers were wrong to have carried out such actions without obtaining a proper warrant from the concerned authority.

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