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UAE. CALL TO ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY

October 11, 2006: a prominent UAE human rights activist has called for the abolition of the death penalty in the UAE, on the fourth annual World Day Against the Death Penalty.
Abdul Gafar Hussain, chairman of the board of directors of the UAE Human Rights Association, said capital punishment "does not suit a developed society such as the UAE."
"We as a human rights association are against the death penalty and think it should be abolished. This penalty is not really implemented here very often and we have not heard that it has been carried out for many years. If we commit someone to death through the legal system, we are also bad. The measure certainly does not serve its purpose," he told Gulf News.
However, Judge Mahmoud Al Sharshabi, a criminal judge in the Dubai Court of First Instance, said capital punishment should be upheld, as it serves as a "preventative" measure.
"I have been serving for two years in the Dubai courts and while I have never personally issued any such sentence, I support the penalty in principle, because it serves as a punitive and preventative punishment, for crimes such as pre-meditated murder, kidnapping, rape and drug trafficking. The death sentence keeps society clean of drug peddlers, murderers and rapists and I would oppose any attempts to abolish it."
According to a senior police official, who did not wish to be named, there are prisoners on death row in Dubai, but the exact number was not available for release. However, as has long been the practice, their sentences are unlikely to be carried out, he said. A UAE national judge, who also wished to remain anonymous, said he had not heard of any moves by authorities to abolish the death penalty. (Sources: Gulfnews.com, 11/10/2006)

SAUDI ARABIA. NIGERIAN WOMAN EXECUTED FOR DRUGS SMUGGLING
SAUDI ARABIA. EXECUTED FOR MURDER
SAUDI ARABIA. MEN BEHEADED FOR DRUG SMUGGLING
MOROCCO. RABAT ‘HAS WILL’ TO SCRAP DEATH PENALTY
CHINA. FOUR MEN EXECUTED FOR DESTROYING OIL PIPELINES IN ZHENGZHOU
ITALY. BELATED D’ALEMA CLARIFICATION SERIOUS, HANDS OFF CAIN
ITALY. NO MORATORIUM RESOLUTION THIS YEAR, FOREIGN MINISTER
RUSSIA. UZBEK DEPORTED DESPITE APPEALS
USA. FLORIDA AND TEXAS EXECUTE KILLERS
CHINA. ‘TOP GANGSTER’ SENTECED TO DEATH
OHIO. CULT LEADER EXECUTED
ITALY. GOVERNMENT SHOULD CONSIDER WILL OF PARLIAMENT, CHAMBER PRESIDENT BERTINOTTI
ITALY. RESOLUTION FOR UN MORATORIUM APPROVED AT LOWER HOUSE
ITALY. HANDS OFF CAIN REPLIES TO UNDERSECRETARY VERNETTI
KYRGYZSTAN. THREE MILITANTS SENTENCED TO DEATH
IRAQ. PM HOPES FOR SADDAM DEATH SENTENCE SOON
UNITED STATES. FLORIDA AND MISSISSIPPI EXECUTE ON SAME DAY
MALAYSIA. DEATH SENTENCE UPHELD FOR TRAFFICKING 1KG OF CANNABIS
MISSOURI. JUDGE AGAIN RULES DEATH-PENALTY PROCEDURE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL
IRAQ. CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT CONVICTS 65 INSURGENTS
SOMALIA. ISLAMISTS CARRY OUT 2ND PUBLIC EXECUTION
IRAN. WOMAN'S DEATH PENALTY SUSPENDED IN HIGH PROFILE CASE
RWANDA. RULING PARTY TO VOTE ON ABOLISHING DEATH PENALTY
VIETNAM. DEATH ROW PRISONER FOUND PREGNANT, TO FACE LIFE SENTENCE INSTEAD
INDIA. SUPREME COURT CLIPS PRESIDENT’S POWERS OF PARDON
ITALY. DEATH PENALTY ABOLISHED FROM THE CONSTITUTION IN FIRST READING
EGYPT. RIGHTS GROUP CALLS FOR END TO DEATH PENALTY
BRUSSELS. EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARIANS BACK UN MORATORIUM
ITALY. RESOLUTION FOR UN MORATORIUM DEPOSITED AT CHAMBER
ITALIAN GOVERNMENT NOT RESPECTING CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES, HANDS OFF CAIN

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