3 years jail for forging official docus, slander

3 years jail for forging official docus, slander

KUWAIT CITY, March 24: The Criminal Court sentenced an individual to three years imprisonment with hard labor for forging official documents and illegally using state seals, causing harm to a Kuwaiti woman who holds the position of head of a department in the Ministry of Health. The court ordered that the civil case be referred to the concerned civil court. The Public Prosecution had accused the defendant of committing forgery of two official documents – the results of special mental capacity tests for two girls – to use them in a way that would make them appear to be identical to the truth.

The documents were fabricated according to the correct documents from them and attributed their publications to a department affiliated with the Ministry of Health, contrary to the truth. The suspect unlawfully obtained the department seal of a government department, as well as the seal of a public employee, namely the complainant, and used them in a harmful manner to the interest of the latter and the public interest by using them on the documents subject to the first accusation.

The complainant and plaintiff were represented at court by Lawyer Khalil Haider who demanded that the civil claim be accepted in form, and in matter to oblige the accused to pay the plaintiff a sum of KD 5,001 as temporary compensation for the damages she sustained as a result of the acts attributed to her. After the ruling was issued, he confirmed that this step indicates the presence of financial repercussions or possible compensation that will be discussed at a later stage of the judicial procedures. He said the ruling highlights the keenness of the judicial system to confront crimes that affect public order and the interests of individuals and the state, stressing the importance of maintaining integrity and transparency in all official documents and procedures.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud
Al-Seyassah/Arab Times Staff

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