KUWAIT CITY, April 19: The Administrative Section of the Cassation Court scheduled a hearing for April 26, 2016 on the case concerning the cancellation of the citizenship of Al-Barghash’s family. It can be recalled that the family filed a petition against the decision of the Court of Appeal to nullify the ruling of a lower court which rejected withdrawal of the family’s citizenship through a Cabinet directive.
Case files indicate the Court of Appeals affirmed that Al-Barghash was not naturalized until his death while Saad and other members of the family applied for nationality only when they reached the age of maturity.
This means they did not obtain nationality through lineage so the citizenship was given through an administrative decision, thereby, giving the Cabinet the power to withdraw it. Furthermore, the nationality of the family was not granted in accordance with Article Two of Nationality Law which stipulates that, “Any person born in or outside Kuwait whose father is a Kuwaiti national shall be a Kuwaiti national himself.”
Duo absolved: The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Hussain Ali Hussain canceled the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which sentenced two individuals to four-year imprisonment with hard labor for allegedly possessing drugs and attacking securitymen. The court instead refrained from announcing penalty against them.
During the court session, Lawyer Enam Al-Haider proved the illegality of the arrest and search procedures carried out by the arresting officers on her clients. She stressed that the report of the Criminal Evidences Department indicated that the pills confiscated from her clients are not officially listed as illegal narcotic drugs.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff