Court bars royal can­di­date, reinstates...

Kuwait Times - - NEWS -

The cas­sa­tion court is due to is­sue its ver­dict on the case of for­mer MP Ab­dul­hameed Dashti to­day.

Also, the pub­lic pros­e­cu­tion freed on a KD 2,000 bail a can­di­date from the fourth con­stituency, his rel­a­tive, who is a lawyer, and an as­sis­tant. The men were ar­rested along with two fe­male vot­ers on the charge of vote-buy­ing. The two women were re­leased a few days ago.

Mean­while, for­mer op­po­si­tion Is­lamist MP Adel AlDamkhi called for na­tional unity yes­ter­day to face the ex­ter­nal dan­ger from Iran, which is also threat­en­ing holy sites in Saudi Ara­bia. He said that in the past “we used to only hear about the Ira­nian dan­ger, but now it has be­come a reality and the threat is very ex­plicit”. He also warned that if Saudi Ara­bia is oc­cu­pied, Kuwait will be next.

But for­mer MP Saleh Ashour strongly lashed out at op­po­si­tion groups, say­ing they sig­naled their re­turn to the elec­tion bat­tle by sec­tar­ian speeches that aim at di­vid­ing the so­ci­ety. Ashour also crit­i­cized the gov­ern­ment for of­fer­ing hun­dreds of mil­lions of di­nars in for­eign aid and grants while Kuwaitis are fac­ing an un­em­ploy­ment cri­sis. For­mer MP Mo­ham­mad Tana also said that Kuwait’s for­eign aid must be sub­jected to the mon­i­tor­ing of the Na­tional Assem­bly, ad­ding that it is far bet­ter to spend it on needy peo­ple in­side Kuwait.

Speaker of the out­go­ing Na­tional Assem­bly Mar­zouk Al-Ghanem yes­ter­day said his ac­count on In­sta­gram has been hacked and that he is not re­spon­si­ble for any posts on the ac­count. He said he will take le­gal mea­sures against the hack­ers.

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