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A Kuwaiti newspaper has dealt with the “special pardon” file for some of those sentenced in some cases, in the context of which successive steps are being taken. In order to terminate it, before entering the session of the new ministers’ oath in the Kuwaiti government in the National Assembly.

According to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai today, Sunday, “ending the special pardon file takes away one of the most important factors of escalation and aggravation. In the relationship between the two authorities ”.

The newspaper said, citing informed sources, that the Deputy Prime Minister, Abdullah Al-Roumi, took over the file completely as a representative of the Kuwaiti government. And using his balance of good relations with all parties

The newspaper revealed that a quasi-agreement had been concluded that the former representative Musallam Al-Barrak would be a representative of negotiations and discussions of a possible amnesty.

MP Musallam Al-Barrak is helped by his distinguished relationship with Minister Al-Roumi on the one hand, and the calm that characterized his stay in Turkey on the other hand.

In addition to the steps he took. The most prominent of which was the statement of congratulations issued against the Emir of the country, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, and his Crown Prince Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.

The amnesty train set off

The sources pointed out that the amnesty train started, she said, stressing that the amnesty is the exclusive right of the country’s Emir. Which means that the final decision is for him in what formula to be reached.

She pointed out that “work is underway to address the rehabilitation laws, leading to a shortening of the period, and thus opening the prospects for political return for those convicted of special amnesty.”

Last week, the curtain fell on the new Kuwaiti government, after it was sworn in before the Emir of the country Sheikh Nawwaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber the morning.

The new government will have a set of thorny issues that require quick solutions, especially the economic repercussions it left behind. Corona pandemic, and the fiscal deficit in the country’s general budget, in addition to the anti-corruption file and the general amnesty law.

On the twenty-seventh of last December, Kuwaiti National Assembly Member Marzouq Al-Khalifa proposed a comprehensive amnesty law. For crimes that occurred between November 16, 2011, until September 8, 2016.

The text of the proposed law contained amnesty for the crimes stipulated in Law No. 16 of 1960, referred to in the articles. 134, 135, 147, 249, 254 and associated crimes.

The release of those convicted

The proposed law also provided for the dropping of all convictions, and the release of all those convicted and accused of the crimes referred to.

With reference to the Kuwaiti constitution, there are types of pardons: Including the special, which is currently being talked about in Kuwait, where it is granted to some of the convicted. They must either face judicial errors or on the occasion of special events such as the celebration of the national or national holiday of the state.

Article (75) of the Constitution on a special pardon stipulates that “The Emir may, by decree, pardon or reduce a punishment. As for a comprehensive amnesty, it can only be granted by law, for the crimes proposed before the amnesty is proposed.

According to the Kuwaiti constitution, the special pardon does not eliminate the effects of the penal ruling, and accordingly, it is not permissible for the convicted person who is included in this. A pardon to apply to fill public office unless he has been rehabilitated

According to the Kuwaiti constitution, this differs from a comprehensive amnesty that includes crimes, not just penalties, and its effect is to lead to the complete eradication of the crime. And no trace remains, it is like a judgment of innocence.

During the previous period, the pardon issue was the most prominent of the differences between the previous Kuwaiti government and the National Assembly, which wants to pass a comprehensive amnesty law. About former MPs who stormed the parliament in 2011 during the popular protests that swept the country.

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