Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Kuwait: Lawyer detained over child drugs

Cairo: Prosecutor from Kuwait ordered a lawyer to be remanded for 21 days pending further interrogation into accusations of pushing a boy to take drugs as well as sexually assaulting him, as per local media reports. 

An investigative judge denied a request to release the lawyer and ordered him kept in custody. 

Advocates have charged the lawyer with sexually assaulting the boy and forcing that boy to take drugs in his office, reports. 

The case started last month when the boy’s expatriate father had filed a police complaint against the lawyer for seducing his 11 year old child to his office, where he allegedly assaulted him. 

As per his father’s statement, his son informed him that lawyer had purposely seduced him with money to his office, forced him to take drugs and sexually attacked him. 

The legal legislation is the cornerstone for confronting drug crimes, so Kuwaiti law raises drug crimes to a felony, and the punishment has been increased for those who import or bring drugs up to the death penalty.

Controlling and abusing drugs can result in a 5- to 10-year prison sentence as well as a hefty fine. Bail is rarely granted, and even if you are found not guilty, you can expect to spend several months in custody while your case is being processed.

Even though alcohol is also illegal in Kuwait, anybody cannot purchase or sell alcohol legally in Kuwait. The country’s Penal Law states that anyone who makes, manufactures, imports, or possesses alcoholic beverages with the aim of trading can be punished with up to 10 years in prison.

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