‘Torture’ case hearing put off

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KUWAIT CITY, April 14: The Criminal Court adjourned to May 17 the case filed against a colonel, a lieutenant colonel, and two officers for torturing a State Security officer. The case was adjourned to summon the witnesses In the last court session, the four defendants were present with their defense team. They completely denied the accusation leveled against them, and requested a postponement of the hearing the statements of witnesses and defense.

Also present in the court was the victim’s attorney, who presented to the court a proof of payment of the civil right through an amount of KD 5,001 as temporary compensation. The Public Prosecution had charged the defendants with abuse of power, the arrest and detention of a public official, the insulting of the official, embezzlement of public money linked to another felony, and forgery of official documents. It is reported that the Public Prosecution had earlier decided to detain the two officers with ranks “Colonel” and “Lieutenant Colonel” working in the State Security Department, pending investigation into the case of torturing an officer in the State Security Department.

Two of the officers were released on bail and others were released without bail, after the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior at that time Sheikh Ahmed Al- Mansour ordered the formation of a committee for investigation into the incident and the suspension of four officers from work until the investigation was completed.

Meanwhile, the defense counsel of one of the accused Lawyer Abdul Mohsen Al- Qattan said his client did not abuse the complainant. He indicated that all the decisions taken were in accordance with the Police Force Law, due to his failure to comply with the orders of his subordinates and his neglect of work, stressing that the complainant was not mistreatedBy Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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