- Kuwait Times Extra
KUWAIT: A Kuwaiti man is suing two ministries and seeking KD300,000 in damages for having to spend one full year in jail for crimes he never committed. Lawyer Mohammad Al-Majedi said in a statement on Monday that his client was arrested in July 2001 when he was still a student and taken to spend a five-year jail sentence in a drugs related case in which he was convicted in absentia. The jail term was in addition to one year sentence for failing to comply with the court orders. The man was released on parole after spending a year in jail during which he managed to memorize the Holy Quran and that qualified him for the early release. It was then that the man discovered that his passport which had been missing prior to his arrest had been forged. “The real perpetrator impersonated my client and that led to wrongful sentencing,” the lawyer explained. The lawsuits were filed against the undersecretaries of both the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Justice who are accused of “destroying [the plaintiff’s] future”.
Search for thief Search is on for a male suspect accused of stealing KD70,000 from his company, according to his Kuwaiti employer. The case was filed at Al-Sharq police station. The company owner claimed to have discovered that his employee disappeared at the same time when he found out about the theft. The Iranian national’s name was circulated at all border outlets to prevent a possible escape bid.
Serviceman collapses A military man who fell into a coma during a training operation at the Shuwaikh Port recently was hospitalized. He was rushed in an ambulance to the Military Hospital and admitted to its intensive care unit. An investigation was opened to determine the circumstances behind the incident.
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