UAE. MAN EXECUTED FOR DOUBLE MURDER
February 24, 2008: an Emirati man, identified only as A.H.S.,Â was executed by firing squad after being convicted of killing two compatriots in a rare implementation of capital punishment in the United Arab Emirates, a newspaper reported.
The 36 year old was executed in the emirate of Ras al-Khaimah after refusing to show remorse during interrogation and court hearings, the English-language Gulf News said. According to the paper, neighbours said the two victims reportedly taunted the man about his past.
He surrendered to police after the shootings and handed over his gun. (Sources: Alarabiya.net, 24/02/2008; http://www.richard.clark32.btinternet.co.uk/contents.html)