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Court acquits 2 men of stealing, damaging car; Filipina’s hearing adjourned

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10: The Misdemeanor Circuit at the Court of First Instance acquitted two individuals of stealing and causing damage to a vehicle. Legal representative of the company that owns the vehicle, which was allegedly stolen and damaged by the defendants, said the vehicle was taken away from its driver in Jahra. He added the police later notified the company that the vehicle had been found, but it wasn’t brought to the police station because it was damaged and dumped at the crime location, and two suspects were arrested in connection with the case. In their defense, lawyer Ali Al-Ali said there was no evidence linking his clients to the crime. He added the legal representative of the company that owns the vehicle did not catch the accused in the act of stealing. He urged the court to clear the accused of all charges leveled against them.

Ruling appealed: Director of the Legislation and Fatwa Department Judge Salah Al-Musad said the department appealed the court ruling on the cancellation of the Cabinet’s decision to withdraw the citizenship of Ahmed Al-Jabr. Meanwhile, Attorney Emad Al- Saif mentioned on this Twitter account that the cancellation of the Cabinet’s decision is due to the poor performance of the government’s lawyer rather than the excellent performance of the lawyer of Al-Jabr. He pointed out the lawyer of the government insisted on describing the decision to withdraw the citizenship of Al-Jabr as a sovereignty matter despite the verdict of the Constitutional Court which declared it as an administrative concern excluded from sovereignty procedures. He added it is better for the government to be brave enough to set aside this issue and admit that the decision is not legal.

Hearing adjourned: The Misdemeanor Court adjourned deliberations on a lawsuit filed by the State Security Department against a Filipino housemaid suspected to be a member of DAESH until Oct 24, 2016. The defendant denied the accusation although investigations revealed that she was ready to carry out a terrorism plot on behalf of the group in Kuwait. She is said to be married to a Libyan member of the group.

Jail for Dashti: The Misdemeanor Court sentenced MP Abdul-Hamid Dashti to six years in prison with hard labor over the alleged malicious statements against Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. He is to serve three years term for each of the two offenses. MP Dashti was accused of issuing written malicious statements and conducting acts deemed hostile to the two countries, which could adversely affect Kuwait’s bilateral diplomatic relations with them.

By Jaber Al-Humoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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