EMIRATES: DUBAI FIRING SQUAD EXECUTES MOSQUE SLAYER
February 10, 2011: A convicted killer was put to death by a firing squad in Dubai, the father of a boy murdered in a Dubai mosque said.
It's the first execution in the United Arab Emirates in three years.
Mukhthiar Ahmed Khudabakhsh, the father of the 4-year-old victim, says the sentence was carried out at a shooting range in Dubai.
The boy's parents were among five family members present for the execution of Rashid Rabee al-Rashidi, a 30-year-old boat captain convicted of raping and killing the boy Moosa in a mosque bathroom in November 2009.
The UAE's last execution was in February 2008. (Sources: Ap, 10/02/2011)