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Sunday , January 17 2021

Kuwaiti ‘acquitted’ of carrying various drugs, illegal weapon

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 17: The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Ali Al- Dura’i upheld the verdict issued by a lower court which acquitted a Kuwaiti citizen accused of possessing hashish and other drugs as well as an unlicensed weapon. According to the case file, when securitymen received information about the citizen, they placed him under surveillance.

After confirming the information, they obtained an arrest warrant and raided the suspect’s house. Even though the suspect fiercely resisted arrest, securitymen managed to control him and found several ‘Ice’ narcotic pills in his pocket. They later went to another house where they found more drugs and an unlicensed weapon. The defense counsel Lawyer Ali Al- Wawan rejected the whole investigation process, faulting the forensic report based on the fact that the sample from his client was taken in the absence of the arresting officers. In addition, he stressed that his client’s confession to the arresting officer was illegal because his lawyer was not present. Lawyer Al-Wawan also indicated that the prosecution did not provide any substantial evidence to prove that his client committed the crimes leveled against him, adding that his client denied any link with the confiscated drugs.

Bribe for nationality: The Sentences Renewal Judge has ordered the detention of three Syrians in the case of paying KD 50,000 bribe to a citizen who are charged with getting fraudulently the Kuwaiti nationality, reports Al-Rai daily. The defendants have denied the charges against them.

Teacher wins case: The Administration Court presided over by Judge Mohammad Al-Tamimi overturned the result of the 2014/2015 performance appraisal of a mathematics teacher who was given just a ‘very good’ instead of ‘excellent’ even though she performed her duties as expected and did not receive any negative remarks. The defense counsel Lawyer Ali Al- Ali provided the court with evidence that proved his client’s performance had exceeded expectation and that she deserved an ‘excellent’. He revealed that her dispute with the head of mathematics department was the reason why her appraisal was based on illegal merits, thereby faulting the entire appraisal process.

Complaint filed: Representative of the Criminal Court, Consultant Mohammad Rashed Al-Duaij, filed a new complaint with the Attorney General against member of the National Assembly AbdulHamid Dashti on a tweet he posted, which is deemed offensive to the judiciary. It is noteworthy Al-Duaij is filing a case against MP Dashti for the second time based on negative comment he made after the court chaired by Al-Duaij passed judgment on Al-Abdali Cell.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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