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Sunday , February 28 2021

Kuwaiti accused of using force and assaulting his pregnant wife acquitted

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 12: The Criminal Court presided over by Judge Ahmed Al-Yassin acquitted a Kuwaiti citizen who was accused of using force and assaulting his pregnant wife with the intention of terminating the pregnancy.

According to the case files, the victim testified that she, four days before the date of the incident, had told her husband that she had conducted a home pregnancy test which affirmed that she was pregnant.

This made him angry and he insisted on taking her to a hospital. After the pregnancy was confirmed, he took her to her family’s home where she stayed for a few days. During that period, he called her and asked her to abort her unborn child. On the day of the incident, she went to the marital home, She was surprised when her husband attempted to be violently intimate with her, forcing her to jump from the bed to the floor.

He then hit her in her stomach violently with intention to induce abortion. Representing the citizen was Lawyer Ali Haidar who argued that the incident attributed to his client was untrue and lacked credibility, insisting that the plaintiff’s statements are not supported by any documented evidence

By Jaber Al-Hamoud
Al-Seyassah Staff

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