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UAE. FOUR SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER

May 27, 2008: a woman, her boyfriend and his two friends were sentenced to death in the United Arab Emirates for killing the woman's husband so that the woman could marry her lover, a court official told Gulf News. The Sharjah Appeal Court confirmed the death sentence against the four for the second time. The Abu Dhabi Supreme Court has also twice confirmed the death sentence.
The accused have all been held at Sharjah Central Jail since 2003.
Fahad, the victim, was an Emirati in his twenties and was a policeman. He was the cousin and husband of Khowla Abbas, also an Emirati, who was 17 at the time of the crime. According to police, Khowla asked her husband to come with her for dinner at the beachside in the Al Hira area. The woman asked her lover, also an Emirati in his twenties called Fahd, to kill her husband.
He was accompanied by his friends Mukhtar, an Emirati who was 17 years old and Abdullah Hussain from Bangladesh, also 17 years old at the time of the crime. The three men held the victim while Khowla stabbed her husband several times. The three accused left the victim bleeding for more than an hour before the wife contacted police, claiming that unidentified robbers attacked him. After the investigation, she admitted the crime and her three partners were arrested the next day. The victim's mother asked her children on her death bed not to pardon the killers. (Sources: Gulf News, 27/05/2008)

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ALGERIA SENTENCES 12 TO DEATH
ALGERIA. 24 EXTREMISTS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR TERRORISM
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ETHIOPIA. FOUR AIR FORCE PILOTS SENTENCED TO DEATH IN ABSENTIA
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MISSISSIPPI (USA). CONVICTED MURDERER EXECUTED
TAIWAN. JUSTICE MINISTER BIDS TO SCRAP DEATH PENALTY
IRAN. MAN TO BE HANGED FOR MURDER COMMITTED AT 17
ETHIOPIA. HIGH COURT CONDEMNS EIGHT TO DEATH OVER 2007 BOMB BLAST
JAPAN. DEATH SENTENCE UPHELD FOR ROLE IN BURYING 2 ALIVE
IRAN. AFGHAN NATIONAL HANGED FOR MURDER
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