The Court of Appeals upheld the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which refrained from pronouncing penalty against a Kuwaiti woman who was accused of assaulting a police officer while he was on duty. The court also acquitted the officer who was accused of abusing his authority while dealing with the woman. According to the court files, the Public Prosecution charged the Kuwaiti woman of humiliating and assaulting the police officer as he was on duty. The woman had sued the officer for abusing his authority while dealing with her, alleging that the officer manhandled her and caused an injury. Representing the police officer was Lawyer Ena’am Haidar who demanded temporary compensation of KD 5,001 for emotional damages her client sustained from being humiliated while he was performing his official duties as stipulated by the law. She presented the court with evidences that were clear enough to convict the defendant of her actions towards the police officer and qualifies her to be indicted.
Direct appeal: The Constitutional Court received another direct appeal to declare the unconstitutionality of Article 16 of Law Number 12/1963 on the internal regulation of the National Assembly to vote on retaining the parliamentary membership of Dr Waleed Al-Tabtabeei and Dr Jamaan Al-Harbash despite the issuance of a final verdict on their imprisonment for storming the legislative building, reports Al-Anba daily.