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KUWAIT CITY, March 20: The Court of Cassation The Court of Cassation has upheld the verdict of the Court of Appeals and put behind bars a well-known singer Khaled Al-Mulla for two years and ordered him to pay 1,000 dinars to suspend the enforcement of the verdict and also to sign a pledge of good conduct for three years for insulting the judiciary through a song during a TV program, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
After the Criminal Court earlier acquitted Al-Mulla and the verdict was appealed by the Public Prosecution. The complaint was filed by the Supreme Judicial Council but the Prosecution after interrogation had released him on personal guarantee but charged him with insulting the judiciary. The artiste had denied the accusation, stressing that he did not intend to offend the Kuwaiti judges, but rather his words intended for judges outside the country in addition to criticizing the impersonators in their respective fields
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff