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

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

Al-Seyas­sah Staff

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.

‘Pay al­lowances’:

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.

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