Young man sues fa­ther, med­i­cal panel

I am not men­tally hand­i­capped, says son

Arab Times - - LO­CAL -

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 13: In an un­prece­dented move in the his­tory of the Kuwaiti ju­di­ciary, an 18-yearold youth has filed a law­suit against his fa­ther and a med­i­cal com­mit­tee in the Min­istry of Health, re­ports Al-Rai daily.

In the law­suit, the plain­tiff holds the fa­ther re­spon­si­ble for his dis­abil­ity, and ac­cuses him ben­e­fit­ing from his con­di­tion. The fa­ther in 2009 went to the Min­istry of Health with his son and claimed he was men­tally dis­abled. The child was ex­am­ined by a med­i­cal com­mit­tee which con­firmed his men­tal dis­abil­ity and his fa­ther ben­e­fited from a large amount of money granted by the state to the dis­abled peo­ple.

In his com­plaint to the Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tor’s Of­fice, the young man said that he is now 18 and no one will ac­cept his hand in mar­riage and the min­istries have turned down his ap­pli­ca­tion for em­ploy­ment un­der the pre­text he is men­tally dis­abled.

The Pub­lic Prose­cu­tion af­ter hear­ing the com­plainant re­quested to re­fer the com­plainant to a med­i­cal com­mit­tee and the com­mit­tee ruled the young man is men­tally healthy. The Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tor’s Of­fice de­cided to sum­mon the fa­ther, who has re­ceived large sums of money from the state, and the med­i­cal com­mit­tee, which had pre­vi­ously is­sued a re­port that the com­plainant is dis­abled for in­ves­ti­ga­tion and re­veal the truth about the fal­si­fi­ca­tion of the re­port.

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