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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 21: The Court of Appeals overturned the 15-year prison sentence issued against a state official, and instead acquitted him on six counts, which are kidnapping, assaulting an expatriate, robbing, stealing, and threatening to kill him. According to the court files, the victim (plaintiff) reported about being beaten and humiliated by the official (defendant) while he was at the official’s workplace.
The official took him to a livestock pen near the Seventh Ring Road after which he hit him on the face, took off his clothes, abused him, kicked him and took away his phone. Defending the accused was Lawyer Tariq Al-Khars who stressed that the appealed ruling violated the provisions of the law and its applications, and that it was severely deficient in reasoning.
He also stressed that it was a malicious accusation, and fabrication of the unreasonableness of the incident. Al-Khars said the material element and the criminal intent of the crime of kidnapping were absent, adding that the papers contained no evidence of the conviction of the accused and the act of humiliating the victim. By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff