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News in Brief ❑❑❑ Kuwaiti ar­rested:

- Crime · Society · Incidents · Civil Service Commission

PCR charges vary:

The charges for PCR tests for peo­ple who wish to travel (Kuwaitis and ex­pa­tri­ates) vary be­tween gov­ern­ment health cen­ters and pri­vate hos­pi­tals, re­ports Al-Seyas­sah daily.

The daily vis­ited a num­ber of health cen­ters and pri­vate hos­pi­tals and was sur­prised to see the dif­fer­ent charges which ranged be­tween 25 di­nars and 40 di­nars.

Mean­while, the Civil Ser­vice Com­mis­sion (CSC) has apol­o­gized to the vis­i­tors whose ap­point­ment dates were dis­rupted, Tues­day, be­cause one of the vis­i­tors and his sons caused dis­tur­bance of work in the Vis­i­tors Hall, re­ports Al-Rai daily.

The CSC said in a state­ment it will con­tinue to serve all vis­i­tors who are com­mit­ted to their ap­point­ments and the health re­quire­ments pre­scribed by the com­pe­tent au­thor­i­ties. The CSC thanked the Min­istry of the In­te­rior for its prompt re­sponse and for tak­ing le­gal ac­tion against those who caused the dis­tur­bance.

‘Friend-beat­ers’ held:

Po­lice have ar­rested two teenagers, and the search is on for four oth­ers for in­sult­ing their friend and beat­ing him with shoes in­side the park­ing lot of a co­op­er­a­tive so­ci­ety, re­ports Al-Anba daily.

Ac­cord­ing to the vic­tim’s lawyer Hawraa Al-Habib, who has filed a case on be­half of her client, the sus­pects not only beat the boy but filmed the act and posted it in the so­cial me­dia. They did this as re­venge for the in­ci­dent that had hap­pened when they were in school.

At­tor­ney Al-Habib said this in­ci­dent is dis­gust­ing and has vowed to de­mand max­i­mum pun­ish­ment for the sus­pects as stip­u­lated by law say­ing her client was sub­jected to not only phys­i­cal tor­ture but also psy­cho­log­i­cal.

The Kuwaiti, who had al­legedly shot and in­jured his sis­ter due to fam­ily dis­putes and went into hid­ing, has been ar­rested by the po­lice,

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