Case to evict woman from shop dis­missed

Be­doun blog­ger ac­quit­ted in li­bel case

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

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.

Blog­ger ac­quit­ted:

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.

Agents’ neg­li­gence:

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.

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