BAHRAIN: DEATH SENTENCE FOR MURDER
March 23, 2010: male prostitute Russell Mezan, 26, from Bangladesh, was sentenced to death by the High Criminal Court in Bahrain for murdering and robbing his 68-year-old Kuwaiti client in March, 2009. He allegedly smashed a bottle over the manâs head as he slept and then smothered him with a pillow.
Forensic teams were able to identify Mezan by DNA found on bottles of alcohol left in the Kuwaiti's room, as well as traces of the victim's blood on the Bangladeshi's clothes.
However, the lawyers said they would appeal against the death sentence.
Bangladeshis were banned from entering Bahrain in May 2008 following a spate of brutal murders committed by their countrymen.
However, the ban was lifted in September the same year. (Sources: Gulf Daily News, 24/03/2010)