UAE: DUBAI COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE FOR MOSQUE MURDERER
June 7, 2010: the death sentence against 30-year-old Emirati, Rashid Al Rashidi, was finalised after Dubai's highest court convicted him of raping and killing a four-year-old boy.
Al Rashidi came a step closer to execution after the Dubai Cassation Court confirmed the death sentence against him. He was convicted of the rape and premeditated murder of the 4-year-old Pakistani boy Mousa Mukhtiar Ahmad in the washroom of a mosque on the first day of Eid Al Adha in November.
"The means of executing him will be decided by the Ruler after he approves the verdict. I cannot specify whether he will be hanged or face a firing squad ... we will forward the case file to the Ruler, who will specify how shall the execution be carried out after approving the verdict," Khalifa Bin Deemas, First Attorney General and Head of the Attorney General's Technical Office, told Gulf News.
Psychiatric experts have testified that although Al Rashidi is a paedophile, obsessed with boys, he is stable and sane. (Sources: Gulf News, 07/06/2010)