UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: FIVE FACE FIRING SQUAD IN RAK FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
February 10, 2010: in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, the Criminal Court sentenced five people to death for drug possession and trafficking through the Oman-Ras Al Khaimah border. Judge Bilal Abul Baqi sentenced an Omani and four Pakistanis after they confessed. They will be executed by firing squad.
A senior court official said this was the first time the RAK Court had sentenced five people to death on drug charges in a single hearing. He added the suspects will have an automatic appeal against the court ruling, but if rejected, the execution will be carried out. (Sources: GulfNews.com, 10/02/2010)