Kuwaiti man sentenced for offending Saudi King

KUWAIT: The Criminal Court sentenced a Kuwaiti man to a year in prison for offending Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Twitter, but acquitted him of charges of committing a hostile act against Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, a mental assessment report for a Qatari national accused of offending His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah revealed that he is sane, said sources familiar with the investigations. The Criminal Court reviewed the report and is set to make its ruling in the state security case during the next hearing on March 22, 2016, said the sources who spoke to Al-Qabas on the condition of anonymity.

In other news, the Public Prosecution released arrest warrants for 107 Ministry of Health employees for forging fingerprints used to register their attendance to work. The suspects had provided coworkers with ‘replicas’ for their fingerprints made from silicon and other material to use on the check-in scanner so that they can skip work, Al-Jarida reported quoting sources familiar with the investigations. The Public Prosecution had taken similar actions in the past against Ministry of Electricity and Water employees on similar charges. – Al-Qabas, Al-Jarida

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