Public Prosecution Is Barred From Prosecuting Two Sitting MPs
The Court of Appeal affirmed that the Public Prosecution is barred from prosecuting two sitting MPs, Jamaan Al-Harbash and Nayef Al-Mirdas, until their immunity is lifted by the Parliament. The two lawmakers are among 21 citizens, including former and current parliamentarians accused of repeating the infamous speech, ‘enough frivoling’, made by former MP Musallam Al-Barrak.
Earlier, the Criminal Court imposed three years suspended jail sentence and fine of KD 2,000 on each defendant for allegedly repeating the infamous speech, which according to the judiciary, is deemed offensive to the entity of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait.
It is worth mentioning that former MP Musallam Al-Barrak served jail term of two years with hard labor for the same offense, while all other defendants are denying charges leveled against them in this respect. The controversial speech was made at Erada Square, and the Public Prosecution has urged the court to issue the toughest punishment against the defendants, which is five years imprisonment with hard labor.