Saudi prince gets 7 years jail, fine of KD10,000 over ex-Kuwaiti wife’s kids By Jaber Al-Hamoud and Munaif Nayef
140 people wanted in drug cases, non-payment of debts held
KUWAIT CITY, April 16: The Court of Appeal chaired by Judge Hani Al-Hamdan has sentenced a Saudi prince to seven years in prison and fine of KD 10,000 over the allegation of abducting his children from their mother (a Kuwaiti woman).
Lawyer Emad Al-Seif, representing the plaintiff, thanked the Kuwaiti judiciary for upholding justice. He said the judiciary treats everybody equal and promised the defendant will be apprehended in Saudi Arabia to rescue the children and return them to their mother.
He noted the Criminal Court had earlier acquitted the defendant of the allegation but her client filed another case citing personal status between the man and his Kuwaiti ex-wife, indicating the woman could not see her children again.
The Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the First Instance Court and ordered a scholarship holder from the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) to be paid allowances with retroactive effect, according to Decision No. 19/2012.
Attorney Raed Suhail stated his client filed the lawsuit asking the court to oblige the relevant administrative body to pay her the deserved allowance retroactively for 35 months, in addition to sums estimated at KD 11,385.
He added that his client worked as an associate professor at PAAET until she was sent to Australia on scholarship to earn her Master’s and PhD in Methodology, which she accomplished in Feb 2015 after almost 7 years of study.
As per decision issued by Civil Service Commission (CSC) to equalize scholarship students from PAAET with those of Kuwait University in terms of financial allowances, PAAET issued Decision No. 2710/2010 to make PAAET scholarship students equal with their colleagues at Kuwait University.
140 people arrested:
Officers from the Public Security Sector arrested 140 wanted individuals during security campaigns they launched in all governorates during the weekend based on instructions from Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs at Ministry of Interior Major General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah.
The arrested individuals included some who were wanted for drug-related cases, some others involved in cases for nonpayment of debts ranging from KD 100 to KD 100,000, and others who were issued verdicts in absentia that sentenced them to jail terms ranging from six months to 20 years.
Security sources affirmed that the aims of these security campaigns and nightly patrols are to control security, arrested wanted individuals and follow up reckless drivers.
Acquitted of ‘assault’:
The Misdemeanor Court acquitted a Kuwaiti citizen who was accused of physically assaulting a police officer while the latter was on duty.
According to the testimony of the police officer, he was at a police station when he received a call concerning a fight. He rushed to the location and found that one of the individuals involved in the fight had sustained injuries. Upon asking him for his identification document as a procedural move, the individual decided to run away, forcing the officer to chase him. He climbed a fence and landed on a covered car park where the suspect jumped on him and attacked him, causing injuries which were indicated in a medical report that was obtained later.
Representing the citizen was Lawyer Zaid Al-Khabbaz who said the testimony by the officer is unrealistic and contradictory, due to which he requested the court to acquit his client from all charges.