KUWAIT: A number of expatriate laborers working at the Palace of Justice (the courts’ complex) went on strike yesterday in protest over not receiving their monthly salaries for three months. Accordingly, a number of lawyers and employees urged the minister to act to resolve the problem, especially since some of them have residency visas that expired two years ago. “How can injustice prevail at the courts’ complex?” wondered some lawyers.
The criminal court yesterday abstained from punishing former MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei and released him on a KD 5,000 bail and one-year good conduct pledge in a state security case in which he had been accused of promoting false news about the post of His Highness the Crown Prince. Meanwhile, the court of appeal yesterday annulled an earlier verdict sentencing a man accused of smuggling diesel to prison and fined him KD 4,000. Notably, the defendant had been sentenced to prison and a KD 43,000 fine. In another case, the administrative court yesterday annulled the minister of social affairs’ decision on dissolving the Yarmouk Co-op’s board of directors and returned all the board members to their positions.
By Meshaal Al-Enezi