Four blog­gers go to court

De­ten­tion of 12 ex­tended

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 10: Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tion has re­ferred four Twit­ter users to the Crim­i­nal Court for of­fend­ing Saudi Ara­bia and vi­o­lat­ing the law via posts on their Twit­ter ac­counts, re­ports Al-Qabas daily quot­ing an in­formed source.

He ex­plained that the last sus­pect re­ferred to the Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tion is for­mer MP Nasser Al-Duwaila. One of the sus­pects was re­leased on bail but since he was un­able to pay the bail bond, he was re­ferred to the Cen­tral Prison, es­pe­cially since he was in­volved in other fi­nan­cial cases.

The source stressed that free­dom of ex­pres­sion is guar­an­teed to all, but of­fend­ing friendly coun­tries is not in­cluded in this free­dom.

Comp to man:

De­ten­tion ex­tended:


The Civil Com­mer­cial Sec­tion at the First In­stance Court has obliged an air­line to pay KD 650 to a ci­ti­zen as com­pen­sa­tion for the six hours de­lay in his flight at Cairo Air­port, re­ports An­na­har daily.

The De­ten­tion Re­newal Judge at the First In­stance Court or­dered ex­tend­ing the de­ten­tion of 12 per­sons in­volved in the In­te­rior Min­istry hos­pi­tal­ity case.

The ac­cused in­clude of­fi­cers and of­fi­cials in the min­istry and some ho­tel own­ers. The next hear­ing has been sched­uled for Nov 21, 2018.

Mean­while, the Ap­peals Court, headed by Judge Nasser Salem Al-Heid, can­celed the rul­ing of the Crim­i­nal Court in the Min­istry of Health’s em­bez­zle­ment case.

The ac­cused in­clude a for­mer un­der­sec­re­tary and his son, di­rec­tor of a com­pany and an of­fi­cial at the Of­fice of the Min­is­ter. The court im­posed fine of KD 3,000 on each of the ac­cused.

Ear­lier, the Crim­i­nal Court found the for­mer un­der­sec­re­tary and his son, an of­fi­cer and the di­rec­tor of a com­pany guilty of steal­ing pub­lic money. The court also in­structed one of the ac­cused to pay KD 72,000 to a com­pany and dis­missal from his job. An­other ac­cused was asked to re­turn KD144,000 to the min­istry and a com­pany which pro­vides ser­vices.

On the other hand, the court sen­tenced to three years in jail a man who im­per­son­ated po­lice of­fi­cer, trans­ferred own­er­ship of a Kuwaiti woman’s ve­hi­cle to his name and sold the ve­hi­cle for KD 10,000.

Sheep con­fis­cated:

Coast Guard pa­trols con­fis­cated 4,000 sheep in the mid­dle of the sea due to sus­pi­cion that the an­i­mals came from Iran, in view of US sanc­tions on Tehran – trade em­bargo, re­ports Al-Qabas daily.

In­formed sources dis­closed the ship­ment con­tain­ing thou­sands of sheep has been stuck in the mid­dle of the sea for three days.

Other sources from the Coast Guard said it was a ship­ment of Ira­nian sheep, indi­cat­ing the traders tried to send the sheep to the Sul­tanate of Oman in an at­tempt to cir­cum­vent sanc­tions im­posed by the United States on Tehran on Nov 4.

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