UAE: EMIRATI TEENAGER SENTENCED TO DIE FOR KILLING
January 24, 2011: The court of cassation has upheld the death sentence for an Emirati man who, as a 19-year old, shot and killed his friend in a dispute over a woman.
Sheikh Khalifa, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, must approve the ruling for the execution order can be carried out.
A S was originally sentenced to death by the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court of First Instance for killing his classmate, R A S, 17, also an Emirati. The killing took place on January 19, 2009, in Musala al Eid in Abu Dhabi.
The sentence was upheld twice by the Abu Dhabi Court of Appeals before being upheld again yesterday by the Court of Cassation. (Sources: thenational.ae, 25/01/2011)