Kuwaiti gets life in prision: multiple personality excuse
Kuwaiti gets life in jail for stabbing, killing 2 friends
KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25: “The Court of First Instance, presided over by Judge Hani Hamdan, sentenced a Kuwaiti to life in prison and fined him KD 5,001 for killing his two friends in one of the victims’ diwaniya*.”
Due to “converting from Sunni to Shiite.
A psychiatric report was also submitted to the investigators, stating the accused is suffering from multiple personality disorder and he has been undergoing treatment for the last six months.”
Retrieved 1/27/12. Kuaiti gets life in jail for stabbing 2 friends
The Dewaniya, mistakenly and commonly called Diwaniya, has existed in Kuwait since time immemorial. In the old City of Kuwait it was the reception area where a man received his business colleagues and male guests. Today the term refers both to a reception hall and the gathering held in it, and visiting or hosting a dewaniya is an indispensable feature of a Kuwaiti man’s social life. Some claims that the term originally referred to the section of a bedouin tent where the menfolk and their visitors sat apart from the family.
Posted by Jeanette Bartha on 01/28/2012