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QATAR: SRI LANKAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER

January 14, 2013: A Sri Lankan has been sentenced to death by a court in Qatar after he was found guilty of killing an Indian.
Wengadasalm Sudeshkar (22) was charged with stabbing and killing an Indian expatriate. The incident occurred in 2011.
Sudeshkar came to Qatar in 2010. The case is in appeal and a higher court is hearing it.
The court case has generated media interest in Sri Lanka, the home country of the accused. According to a media report, the family of the victim is ready for a negotiated settlement to the case and has demanded more than QR100,000 as blood money.
However, as per Qatar’s laws if the murder was in cold blood and pre-mediated, no out-of-court settlement is permitted. Such settlements are allowed only in deaths caused accidentally.
The Sri Lankan embassy in Qatar, when contacted, said it was yet to be officially informed about the court judgment.
“We are aware about the verdict but haven’t received any official communication in this regard,” a senior embassy official said on grounds of anonymity.
Embassy officials were, meanwhile, quoted by the Sri Lankan media as saying that details of the case had been forwarded to the external affairs ministry in Colombo and that the ministry was taking steps to get Sudeshkar released. (Sources: The Peninsula, 14/01/2013)

MALAYSIA: NIGERIAN STUDENT SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
BANGLADESH: WAR TRIBUNAL GIVES DEATH SENTENCE IN FIRST RULING
IRAN: FIVE MEN HANGED IN PUBLIC
SWAZILAND: GOVERNMENT WANTS TO APPOINT HANGMAN
ALGERIA: AL-QAEDA BOSS SENTENCED TO DEATH
BANGLADESH TO DROP DEATH PENALTY PLANS FOR COUNTERFEITING
ZAMBIA: ‘UPHOLD DEATH SENTENCE’
SOMALIA: AL SHABAAB MILITANTS KILL FRENCH AGENT
VIRGINIA (USA): ROBERT GLEASON JR. EXECUTED IN ELECTRIC CHAIR
SOUTH KOREA: TOP COURT REJECTS DEATH PENALTY IN BRUTAL MURDER
IRAN: SIX PRISONERS EXECUTED IN ONE DAY
USA: 77 PEOPLE SENTENCED TO DEATH IN 2012
GUYANA: SIX DEATH ROW INMATES’ SENTENCE COMMUTED TO LIFE
UAE: 17 INDIANS AWARDED DEATH SENTENCE IN MURDER CASE TO BE RELEASED
SOMALIA: MILITARY COURT EXECUTES 2 SOLDIERS CONVICTED OF MURDER AND RAPE
MARYLAND (USA): GOVERNOR O'MALLEY MAKES DEATH PENALTY REPEAL A PRIORITY
MALDIVES: COURT SENTENCES LANCE CORPORAL ADAM HALEEM’S MURDERER TO DEATH
NIGERIA: COURT SENTENCES MAN TO DEATH FOR MURDER, RAPE
SAUDI ARABIA: MORE THAN 45 FOREIGN MAIDS ON DEATH ROW
INDIA: LAW MINISTER AGAINST CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
IRAN: DEATH SENTENCES OF FIVE AHWAZI ARABS UPHELD BY SUPREME COURT
CHINA: SERIAL KILLER EXECUTED IN YUNNAN PROVINCE
INDIA: DEATH SENTENCE FOR RAPIST, MURDERER OF TEENAGED GIRL
USA: DEATH PENALTY SUPPORT STABLE AT 63%
MALAYSIA: INDONESIAN WOMAN TO HANG FOR TRAFFICKING IN DRUGS
AFGHANISTAN: WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER OF HUSBAND
SAUDI ARABIA: SRI LANKAN MAID RIZANA NAFEEK EXECUTED
MALAYSIA: TWO FISHERMEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR TRAFFICKING IN CANNABIS
IRAN: TWO HANGED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
INDIA: SC COMMUTES DEATH PENALTY FOR MAN SAYING ''HIS CONDUCT IN JAIL WAS NOT SHOWN TO BE UNWORTHY OF CONCESSION.''

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