Court ac­quits 2 al­leged mem­bers of mil­i­tant out­fit

Fine in li­bel suit

Arab Times - - LOCAL - By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyas­sah Staff

The Court of First In­stance fined a Kuwaiti woman KD 500 for de­fam­ing ‘Fash­ion­ista’ on so­cial me­dia and re­ferred the civil as­pect of the case to the con­cerned civil court.

Ac­cord­ing to the plain­tiff’s lawyer At­tor­ney Bashayer Ja’afar, the Public Pros­e­cu­tion charged the woman with de­fam­ing the plain­tiff on Twit­ter and mis­us­ing mo­bile phone to spread defam­a­tory posts against the lat­ter.

The lawyer pointed out that the ac­cused de­famed her client pub­licly on so­cial me­dia and this caused moral dam­ages. She said the re­sults of in­ves­ti­ga­tions con­firmed that the ac­cused owns the Twit­ter ac­count con­tain­ing the defam­a­tory posts and also con­fessed to have com­mit­ted the act.

Two ac­quit­ted:

The Court of Cas­sa­tion presided over by Judge Ah­mad Al-Ajeel up­held the ver­dict is­sued by the Court of Ap­peals, which ac­quit­ted two sus­pected mem­bers of “An­sar Al-Sham”, af­firm­ing that ac­quit­ting the two de­fen­dants could not war­rant any ob­jec­tive ob­jec­tion, con­sid­er­ing the eval­u­a­tion of the proofs pre­sented.

The court agreed on the lack of con­crete ev­i­dences to prove be­yond any rea­son­able doubt that the sec­ond de­fen­dant par­tic­i­pated in at­tacks against Syria and Iraq, as­sisted the first de­fen­dant in join­ing DAESH in Kuwait and en­abled him to travel out­side to meet an of­fi­cial of the ter­ror­ist group.

The panel dis­agreed with the Public Pros­e­cu­tion over al­le­ga­tion that the fourth sus­pect was a mem­ber of An­sar Al-Sham and had in­cited other peo­ple to join, as well as col­lected do­na­tions for DAESH.

The court stressed that all of the above­men­tioned al­le­ga­tions were base­less.

Case ad­journed:

The Court of Ap­peals presided over by Judge AlDu­rai ad­journed to Septem­ber 11 the case filed against 70 Kuwaitis, in­clud­ing nine for­mer law­mak­ers, who were ac­cused of storm­ing the Na­tional Assem­bly build­ing. The case was ad­journed for the de­fense team to present wit­nesses.

In the last court ses­sion, the de­fense team had pre­sented sev­eral de­fen­dants, re­quest­ing to call MP Ab­dul­lah Al-Roumi to tes­tify about the in­ci­dent, which took place when he was a mem­ber of the par­lia­ment of­fice.

Ac­cord­ing to the case files, the Public Pros­e­cu­tion cited mis­lead­ing ev­i­dences, in­ad­e­quate in­ter­fer­ences, ma­nip­u­la­tion of doc­u­ments, and wrong ap­pli­ca­tion and dis­tor­tion of law as rea­sons for ap­peal­ing the pre­vi­ous ver­dict, which had ac­quit­ted the de­fen­dants from all charges lev­eled against them.

It also urged the court to over­rule the ver­dict is­sued by the lower court and in­stead im­pose harsh penal­ties on the de­fen­dants. How­ever, the de­fense team asked the court to lis­ten to the tes­ti­monies of their wit­nesses.

Bomber rul­ing de­layed:

The Court of Ap­peals ad­journed to Septem­ber 18 the is­suance of its ver­dict on the case filed against a Kuwaiti cit­i­zen who was ac­cused of at­tempt­ing to bomb Imam Zain Al-Abidine Mosque in Salmiya area.

Ac­cord­ing to the case file, the Public Pros­e­cu­tion charged the cit­i­zen with at­tempt­ing to bomb Imam Zain Al-Abidine Mosque us­ing an ex­plo­sive belt, at­tempt­ing to mur­der wor­ship­pers in that mosque, and join­ing a ter­ror­ist group (DAESH) and vow­ing al­le­giance to its leader.

Pre­vi­ously, the Crim­i­nal Court had sen­tenced the cit­i­zen to sev­enyear im­pris­on­ment with hard la­bor.


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