Court sentenced Kuwaiti Woman To One-year Imprisonment With Hard Labor
The Misdemeanor Court of Appeals nullified the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance, which sentenced a Kuwaiti woman to one-year imprisonment with hard labor over allegations of using fraudulent manner to implicate her Egyptian husband in forging an official document to register a telephone line. The court instead acquitted the woman of all charges.
According to the defense counsel Lawyer Faisal Al-Otaibi, his client went to pay telephone bill when she was shocked to be confronted with a pending bill worth KD800. She was certain that she didn’t use any line that could cost that much. She later discovered that the picture on the civil ID card and citizenship document belonged to her sister in-law. Lawyer Al-Otaibi accused the estranged husband of perpetrating the forgery since he was the one who processed the three phone lines. He urged the court to clear his client of wrongdoing, because the forgery case against her could not be established