(MENAFN - Arab Times) The Criminal Court chaired by Judge Ahmad Al-Qusaimi sentenced the people who were standing trial for storming Scope TV Channel and vandalizing property at the premises to three months in jail and each of them ordered to pay KD 500 fine for suspension of execution.
The Public Prosecution charged some members of the Al-Azemi tribe for vandalism and the destruction of property inside the Scope TV. They were also accused of illegitimate gathering and defying the orders of security operatives in March 2012.
According to case files, the defendants stormed the channel at around 3:00am in reaction to a statement made by a former lawmaker during a live interview conducted by the channel. The tribesmen regarded the statement as insulting to their leader, which in return meant ridiculing the entire tribe.
Case adjourned: The Criminal Court presided over by Justice Faisal Al-Askari on Tuesday adjourned until Jan 22, 2013 the lawsuit filed against some nine people including three officials of the Ministry of Public Works for falsification and wastage of public funds related to the Mishref Sewage Plant.
The first to fifth defendants were charged for causing damage to the new wastewater pump station in Mishref, which is the property of Ministry of Public Works.
The defendants include director of the company responsible for maintenance works at the plant who is alleged to have neglected his duty, and caused damage to the pump. The second and third defendants are charged for causing damage to a public utility.