Kuwaiti Man Acquitted From Threatening His Ex-wife Via Phone Calls
The Misdemeanor Court of Appeals upheld a verdict issued by the Court of First Instance, which acquitted a Kuwaiti citizen who was accused of disturbing his ex-wife via phone calls, purportedly for threatening and insulting her.
The woman, who is the plaintiff, accused him of calling her, and insulting and threatening her, leaving her with no choice but to report the incident as there is an ongoing court case between the estranged couple.
However, the defendant denied the allegations, saying he used his friend’s phone to call her since they are not in good terms. He insisted that he didn’t approach her with any uncouth language. The defense counsel Lawyer Fahad Al-Hadiya said his client did not carry out the action attributed to him, and that the confessional statement in the court summon was a ruse.
Meanwhile, the Court of Appeals overturned the verdict of the Administrative Court and ordered the Ministry of Education to pay KD1,000 compensation to a female head of department in a secondary school for the psychological trauma she experienced due to the malicious complaint that the school filed against her.