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Expat duo acquitted of beating compatriot, stealing car – Jail-term increased for blogger

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 3: The Criminal Court, presided over by Judge Mut’eb Al-Ardhi, acquitted two expatriates of beating a compatriot and stealing his car. Investigations revealed one of the suspects guided the security officers to where the car was hidden — at the airport’s parking area, and he provided information regarding the other suspect. However, defense lawyer, Attorney Ali Al-Ali, questioned the results of investigations because the information provided by the prosecution failed to present substantial evidence that the accused attacked the plaintiff and stole his car.

Blogger jailed: The Court of Appeals cancelled the verdict of the First Instance Court, which sentenced Twitter user — Mus’ab Al-Failakawi and another person to a month in prison and asked them for a guarantee of KD 300 to suspend implementation of the ruling. Instead, the higher court sentenced both accused to one year in prison with hard labor. According to the case files, Al- Failakawi was accused of forging real estate documents by tricking the owner of a property to sign some papers. This enabled the defendant to get the signature and use it on the forged documents. The other defendant was accused of being an accomplice to the crime committed by Al-Failakawi, through which they managed to defraud unsuspecting tenants of the real estate property a sum of KD 3,200.

GTD crackdown: In line with constant efforts to implement traffic regulations and maintain law and order across the country, the General Traffic Department conducted series of surprise traffic campaigns in all six governorates from Nov 21-28 and issued 45,540 traffic violations, impounded 1,611 vehicles in addition to 46 motorcycles, and detained 45 motorists for serious traffic offenses. They also referred 17 expatriates to deportation for driving without license, says a press release issued by the Ministry of Interior. The General Traffic Department affirmed that campaign will continue on all roads to enforce traffic rules and regulations, while maintaining order on the roads.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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