Case to evict woman from shop dismissed
Bedoun blogger acquitted in libel case
KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6: Commercial Circuit at the Court of Appeals chaired by Counselor Haitham Al-Etaiqi with jury members Judge Muhammad Jabr and Judge Abdulfattah Al-Sharqawi upheld the decision of First Instance Court and dismissed a lawsuit filed by a real estate company to evict a Kuwaiti woman from a shop.
The lawsuit was based on a contract the company signed with the Ministry of Finance represented by the Department of State Property Contracts to carry out maintenance works and develop the market.
According to the case file, the company discovered that the woman has been occupying the shop illegally, so she was issued an eviction notice and requested to evacuate the property within a specific period. However, the step was taken to file the lawsuit against the woman when she refused to leave.
Attorney Dalal Al-Mutairi in defense of the woman during the First Instance Court session argued that the lawsuit was filed earlier than the allowed period. He went ahead and solicited the court to dismiss the lawsuit.
The company appealed the decision but the attorney provided a memorandum supported by relevant documents, which showed the decision issued by First Instance Court was correct and in line with law.
The Court of Cassation upheld the verdict of the Court of Appeals which acquitted a Bedoun blogger of offending Saudi Arabia on Twitter.
The Public Prosecution charged the blogger with committing an aggressive act against another country (Saudi Arabia) without permission from the government, pointing out the offensive act was committed in public – on his Twitter account – where he posted offensive phrases as stated in the results of investigation. The prosecution argued such statements could sever political ties between the two countries.
The negligence of verdict declaration agents in Hawally Enforcement Department at the Ministry of Justice resulted in the crowd of reviewers and lawyers representatives who waited for long hours to complete their transactions, reports Alrai daily.
A source from the ministry revealed the main reasons behind the accumulation of transactions are the few staff and growing number of judicial verdicts.
He affirmed the transactions will be completed soon as officials will be assigned to solve the problem, stressing the ministry is keen on improving work procedures to better serve the public.