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KUWAIT CITY, May 6: The Court of Appeals overturned the death sentence of an Egyptian Islamic Studies teacher accused of kidnapping and molesting a foreign child, and then sentenced him to 10 years in prison with hard labor, reports Al-Qabas daily. The accused is implicated in a number of similar cases, which are pending in the judiciary and no final ruling on these cases has been issued so far.
Meanwhile, the Public Prosecution demanded upholding the prison sentences for judges and others who are accused of bribery, forgery, and money laundering during the appeal which came for hearing before the Court of Cassation ‘in the second Iranian Salehi case’, reports Al-Qabas daily. The daily learned from an informed source that the Court of Cassation has set its first session for July 6, when the curtain is expected to come down on this case.
The Court of Appeals had sentenced defendants to imprisonment, while reducing prison sentences from 10 years to 7 years for others, and also canceled convictions against some and refrained from punishing them and ordered the cars received by them they as gifts to be impounded, while one judge was acquitted. The court also put behind bars for various terms male and female employees of the Ministry of Justice, dismissed them from work, imprisoned businessmen and other defendants, and acquitting some of them.