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Court sends two citizenship forgers to jail – Blogger’s detention extended

KUWAIT CITY, March 2: The Criminal Court sentenced two forgers of Kuwaiti citizenship to seven-year and ten-year imprisonment respectively with hard labor. The court also ordered termination of job for the second defendant, ordered him to repay KD 43,000, and imposed a fine of KD 86,000.
The Public Prosecution accused the first defendant of forging official documents such as the birth certificate, civil ID card and passport belonging for the second defendant. Those documents were issued with a fake name to claim blood relationship with the latter. The second defendant allegedly carried out the forgery by including his children on his record as if he was a son of the first defendant and an authentic Kuwaiti.

Detention extended: The Public Prosecution decided to extend the detention of “Marxist” blogger who was arrested by cybercrime officers, as well as the Bedoun man who set a police patrol vehicle on fire in Capital Governorate under the infl uence of liquor. The first suspect “Marxist” denied all allegations leveled against him, insisting that he does not know anything about the social media account and never used it.

The Public Prosecution ordered the cybercrime officers to summon the police officer involved in the incident to hear his statement. Regarding the second suspect – the Bedoun man, the Public Prosecution is waiting for report of the Criminal Evidences Department.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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