Amiri par­don for pris­on­ers in 2017

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Me­shaal Al-Enezi

Jus­tice Min­is­ter and State Min­is­ter for Na­tional As­sem­bly Af­fairs Faleh Al-Azb said an Amiri de­cree was is­sued for re­leas­ing and com­mut­ing pris­on­ers’ sen­tences for 2017. Azb said His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah AlAh­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is­sued the de­cree based on ar­ti­cle 75 of the con­sti­tu­tion and ar­ti­cle 239 of the pro­ce­dures law. He said this ar­ti­cle of the pro­ce­dures law says “the Amir can, af­ter a sen­tence is ren­dered against a cer­tain per­son, and be­fore im­ple­ment­ing it, or dur­ing im­ple­men­ta­tion, is­sue an or­der to par­don the sen­tence or re­duce it.” He said that some in­mates will be re­leased im­me­di­ately, while oth­ers will have their sen­tences com­muted to half. Some will be re­lieved of ju­di­cial de­por­ta­tion, while oth­ers will have their fines dropped.

Mul­ti­pur­pose hall re­claimed

The So­cial Af­fairs Min­istry re­claimed a mul­ti­pur­pose hall from the Union of Con­sumer Co-op­er­a­tive So­ci­eties (UCCS). It said the rea­son for this ac­tion was due to many vi­o­la­tions, in­clud­ing the hall be­ing used for con­fer­ences by the union. It said the hall was turned into a mul­ti­pur­pose fa­cil­ity without re­ceiv­ing the nec­es­sary li­censes. A state­ment said cur­rent and pre­vi­ous union ad­min­is­tra­tions used to rent the hall to an in­vestor and used it as a com­mer­cial out­let in a clear vi­o­la­tion of an ad­min­is­tra­tive de­ci­sion that reg­u­lates the use of halls and sets the fee at KD 100 in the gen­eral in­ter­est of cit­i­zens. Cit­i­zens also com­plained they were forced to deal with the in­vestor. The hall was seized in the pres­ence of a po­lice force.

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