Waleed al-Tabtabai sentenced to seven years jail

A Kuwaiti court on Monday condemned an opposition politician to seven years in prison for failing to inform his better half that he separated from her and is still proceeding to have sexual relations with her, her legal advisor stated.

Waleed al-Tabtabai, an Islamist who is presently outside Kuwait, as of now faces a 42-month imprison term passed on in July for another situation for raging parliament and striking police.

The appeals court on Monday upheld a 2018 decision discovering him blameworthy of infidelity, mentioned the legal counselor, Naser al-Otaibi, including the decision was not political.

He told the AFP that, “My client received justice after she was taken advantage of and tricked into something that criminalises her under sharia (Islamic) law.”

The lawyer mentioned that his customer had discovered her better half separated from her in 2017 – after a year – after she sued him for failing to accommodate her and their child.

He told, “Evidence was brought forward that they continued a marital relationship during the time they were divorced, including an exchange of intimate pictures via WhatsApp.”

Tabtabai is at present outside Kuwait in the midst of government exchanges on regardless of whether to unseat him from parliament.

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