- Kuwait Times Extra
KUWAIT: Kuwaiti writer Mohammed Al-Mulaifi was sentenced by Kuwait’s criminal court yesterday to seven-years of imprisonment with hard labor, a KD 50 fine and to pay temporary compensation of KD 5,001. Al-Mulaifi was accused of broadcasting untrue news on his Twitter blog about the existence of racial and sectarian division within the Kuwaiti community, and of accusing some citizens of affiliations to foreign countries. Al-Mulaifi was found guilty of undermining the Shiite doctrine and insulting Shiite scholars.
An Egyptian was sentenced to death for first degree premeditated murder, security sources said. Case papers indicate that the suspect prepared a knife and lured the victim to an open yard. There he stabbed him in the neck and body several times before he cut his throat. After being arrested, the suspect pled guilty as charged. He justified the murder by saying that the victim had sexually abused him several times and asked to have sex with him. He said he refused and threatened to kill the victim if he asked again. And apparently he did.
A 36-year-old Egyptian was killed instantly when he fell down a lift shaft in a building under construction in Shaab. Security sources said the deceased sustained a serious head injury on impact with the ground. The corpse was left for the coroner.
A 27-year-old citizen sustained a serious head injury during a fight with others along King Fahad Highway, said security sources.
Two Syrians sustained various head and facial injuries when they lost control over their vehicle. It collided into another along the Fifth Ring Road, said security sources noting that they were both taken to Farwaniya Hospital for treatment.
A 34-year-old Filipina sustained a double fracture to her right leg, and a left knee injury, when she was run over while crossing the road between Hawalli and Qadisiya. Security sources said the woman was rushed to the Amiri Hospital for treatment.
Two citizens and an Iraqi sustained various injuries all over when their vehicles collided along Gulf Road. Security sources said the three were rushed to Mubarak Hospital for treatment.
An Egyptian passenger arriving from his home country was arrested with possession of a joint of hashish by Kuwait International Airport customs officers yesterday. Officers’ suspicions were raised after the man appeared visibly nervous. Upon searching his luggage, the drug was found hidden in some frozen meat. A case was filed and the suspect was referred to higher authorities.
An Asian woman and her Arab boyfriend were arrested after being caught in a compromising position in the man’s vehicle in Salmiya. Case papers indicate that passersby noticed that the vehicle was parked in an open yard in a suspicious manner. They immediately informed police.
By Hanan Al-Saadoun, Staff Writer
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