UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: COURT UPHOLDS FIRST DEATH SENTENCE SINCE 2005
March 29, 2009: the Dubai Court of Appeal in the United Arab Emirates upheld the death sentence of a Pakistani national, A. K., convicted of the premeditated murder of his 24 year old Nepali car showroom colleague in Deira, on March 7, 2008.
The death sentence was the first by the court since 2005. The Criminal Court of First Instance sentenced the Pakistani to capital punishment on January 27, 2009.
Presiding Judge Eissa Al Sharif justified the death sentence saying, âthe accused planned the theft motivated murder and prepared the crime tools.
He bought a knife, gloves and a hammer to murder the victim.â (Sources: Khaleej Times, 30/03/2009)