Boland threatens court action against bloggers
Kuwaiti jailed in IS link
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 15: Kuwaiti presenter Halima Boland has said she will file a lawsuit against anyone who defames and/or spread rumors about her, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
In a Twitter post upon return from Saudi Arabia, she reiterated her readiness to sue whoever issues malicious statements or spreads rumors about her in Kuwait or outside the country. She has promised to act through her legal representatives across the GCC countries.
Halima was enraged due to massive media criticism after she posted a video clip showing an expensive gift to given to her by a senior Saudi official.
It was later found that people behind the rumor were some fraudsters who are arrested by the Saudi authorities and referred for prosecution.
She thanked the Saudi police for being on a red alert and promptly arresting the suspects before her return to Kuwait. The social media have been awash with issues related to her among those who urged the Saudi authorities to ban her from entering the country and others who claimed that she used the issue as a media stunt.
Jail in IS link:
The Court of Cassation sentences a Kuwaiti citizen to 8 years imprisonment with hard labor in a Security State case related to his affiliation to DAESH and possessing weapons and intoxicants.
Meanwhile, the Public Prosecution decided to release a lady who insulted a policeman in the course of his duty on a bail bond of KD 500 . The girl was charged for insulting a securityman and publishing the incident on social media.
Phone contract forged:
The Misdemeanor Circuit of the Court of First Instance acquitted an employee of a telecommunication company who was accused of forging a telephone subscription contract under the name of a Kuwaiti citizen who was unaware about such a contract.
The Public Prosecution accused the suspect of issuing a contract of two telephones under the name of the victim (citizen) and putting the latter’s signature on the contract without his permission or awareness. The contract was considered legal even though it was forged, and this was confirmed by the relevant investigations.
During the court session, Lawyer Hassan Al-Ajmi stressed the lack of criminal aspect in the allegations directed at his client.
He insisted that the accusations are based on suspicion and lack confirmation through physical evidences, adding that there is no proof his client used the telephone lines and achieved any personal gains through the supposed crime he committed.
Fake project deals:
The Civil Circuit of the Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Ali Al-Debaibi ordered an investment company to pay KD 140,000 and KD 2,000 as well as compensations worth KD 5,001 to two Kuwaiti women who were deceived into signing contracts of fake projects. The court also decided terminated the contracts.
According to the case file, the investment company had published an advertisement about investment opportunities in Kuwait, Canada and Cyprus. A contract, which was worth KD 140,000 was signed between the two citizens and the company through an investment portfolio of yearly interest of ten percent as well as KD 2,000.
As time passed, the women did not see the contract being met, and they eventually discovered that the company has limited responsibility, and was not allowed to invest money for others. This fact was unknown to the plaintiffs until they obtained a certificate from Ministry of Commerce and Industry in this regard.
Jail worker held:
The Assistant Undersecretary for Correctional and Sentencing Affairs at the Interior Ministry Major-General Faraj AlZua’bi, has referred a female employee at the Central Prison to the Public Prosecutor’s Office for helping her son get access to heroin who is serving time inside the prison, reports AlAnba daily.
According to a security source, the suspect exploited her 10-year-old girl to smuggle the drugs to her son.
According to a security source, the suspect sought permission to visit her son accompanied by the minor girl believed to be the daughter of her sister and during a search the inspectors found a quantity of heroin inside the girl’s clothing which was meant to be given to her inmate son.