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Death penalty of Shamlan in cop murder case upheld
May 5, 2018, 8:54 am

The Court of Appeals presided over by Justice Nasser Al Heid upheld the lower court’s verdict that acquitted Attorney Zeyd Al-Khabbaz and others of forging official documents and embezzling legal charges worth KD 2 million.

The same court also overturned a verdict that sentenced him to four years in prison alongside other attorneys, and instead, abstained from pronouncing punishment against him. The Criminal Court had slapped four years imprisonment sentence with hard labor on one of the attorneys and demanded KD 1,000 to suspend execution, while acquitting others of the charges of forging official documents.

After reading of the verdict, Attorney Zeyd Al-Khabbaz expressed profound appreciation to the justice arm of the country, which proved his innocence from the charges leveled against him.

Death ruling upheld: The death penalty issued by the lower court against Abdul-Aziz Al-Shamlan who is accused of running over, stabbing and murdering Turki Al-Enezi — a police officer, was upheld by the Court of Appeal presided by Justice Nasser Al-Heyd.

The Public Prosecution had earlier charged Al-Shamlan with first degree murder as he intended to kill by running over several police officers manning a security checkpoint.

The prosecution also charged him for publicly transgressing the authority of HH the Amir, inciting people to join a group whose main agenda was to spread ideologies that will shatter the prevailing system in the country. He was also accused of destroying property and resisting arrest.

KD 5.5m embezzled: The Criminal Court presided over by Judge Ahmad Al-Yassin adjourned to May 30 the case related to misappropriation of public funds to the tune of KD 5.5 million in the Jaber Stadium tender filed against 31 governmental officials from Ministry of Public Works and Public Authority for Youth and Sports as well as the project contractor.

The case has been adjourned to pave way for questioning of other witnesses after the court heard the testimony of the Director of Public Authority for Sports Dr Hamoud Fleiteh and the Director of Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) Dr Hassan Kamal. The total number of government officials implicated in the case was initially 37 but six of the defendants have already been exonerated.

Source: Arab Times

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