Barrack Acquitted For Insulting And Offending Former Judiciary Committee Chairman Judge
The Court of Cassation upheld the ruling of a lower court which acquitted former MP Musallam Al-Barrak of insulting and offending former Judiciary Committee Chairman Judge Faisal Al-Murshid. Previously, the Public Prosecution charged Al-Barrak with offending Al-Murshid, but he denied it claiming irregularities in the proceedings. Case files indicate the Misdemeanors Court fined Al-Barrak KD 150 for the charges against him, which include insults and defamation.
However, the defense argued that the prosecution did not provide substantial evidence. Although the Court of Appeals overturned the ruling and the plaintiff dropped the charges, the case was referred to the higher court which upheld the ruling of the appellate court.