KUWAIT CITY, Nov 19: The Criminal Court presided over by Judge Faisal Al- Askari acquitted two Kuwaiti citizens of possession of drugs for consumption and trade. An officer from Directorate General for Drugs Control explained that investigations carried out about drug movement led to the discovery of the suspect in possession of drugs. After obtaining a warrant from the Public Prosecution, the suspect was arrested. The suspect confessed that he obtained the drugs from another individual. The latter’s residence was raided and securitymen found large quantities of drugs, a gun and 8 bullets. During the court session, Attorney Enam Haider stressed that the warrant from the Public Prosecution is not legal as it is not based on serious investigations, due to which the analysis of the suspect’s urine and blood is illegal. She thus requested the court to acquit her clients.
Hearing Jan 27: The Misdemeanor Court has set Jan 27 for hearing of a lawsuit filed by State Security Department against the Secretary General of Islamic Coalition Bloc Sheikh Hussein Al- Ma’atouq for spreading false information that could jeopardize public interest. Defense Attorney Mohammad Sarkhokh denied all allegations against his client, and maintained there was no basis for making the purported statement. He pleaded the court to remove travel ban placed on his client and requested urgent hearing. The Public Prosecution is said to be in possession of two clips authored by the defendant who allegedly made the statements inside Imam Hussein Mosque at Maidan Hawalli during Friday prayer to undermine national dignity by doubting the judiciary and prosecutors. The department had ordered his arrest and detention based on a petition filed against him for discussing the Abdali cell case. He was later released on KD 10,000 bail.
Royals ‘insulted’: The Criminal Court postponed until Dec 15 the hearing on a State Security case filed against a citizen who was handed over to Kuwait by Qatari authorities for uttering words deemed offensive to the entities of HH the Amir and his brother. The brother of the citizen is also involved in the case, along with another person accused of helping the citizen to leave the country illegally after forging official documents. Those involved in forging official immigration documents that allowed the citizen to escape were denied bail. On the other hand, the Criminal Court ordered the release of a Syrian who was arrested for pretending to be a security officer on bail of KD 200. According to the case files, the Syrian was stopped by police patrolling in Farwaniya for routine inspection but because of fear, he mistakenly handed out fake identification documents to the officers. He hesitated, took back the fake documents and then presented the genuine ones. After seeing the fake identification documents, the officers searched the Syrian’s vehicle where they found photos of him dressed in police uniform which bore the rank of captain. They also discovered several fake identification documents, mobile phone and some cash.
Jan 20 date set: The Consultation Room at the Administrative Court of Cassation has decided to accept a petition from the Board Chairman of Alyawm TV channel and Alam Alyawm newspaper Ahmad Jaber Al-Shammari for the nullification of the decision taken to revoke his citizenship. The hearing of the case has been fixed for Jan 20, 2016. The plaintiff urged the court to dismiss the verdicts of the Court of First Instance and Court of Appeals and requested for specialized administrative judges to review the case.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff