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UAE: SRI LANKAN EXECUTED FOR MURDER

January 22, 2014: A Sri Lankan man has been executed by firing squad in the UAE emirate of Sharjah for murdering an Emirati man eight years ago, media reported.
The 26-year-old man was executed after the victim’s family refused an offer of ‘blood money’, the Gulf News said.
The Sri Lankan had been convicted of deliberately running the Emirati man over with a vehicle in 2006 following a money dispute, the paper said.
Rights watchdog Amnesty International identified the condemned man as domestic helper Ravindra Krishna Pillai and said the killing occurred “accidentally” in Pillai’s attempt to escape the man, a friend of his employer, after he tried to sexually assault him.
The London-based group had slammed the trial as “unfair,” saying Pillai had had no access to his government-appointed lawyer.
Although the law in the United Arab Emirates includes capital punishment, executions are rare in the Gulf country, and death sentences are typically commuted to life in prison.
The last execution in the UAE took place in February 2011 in Dubai when authorities executed an Emirati man found guilty of raping and murdering a Pakistani child. (Sources: Afp, 22/01/2014)

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MISSOURI (USA): HERBERT SMULLS EXECUTED
NORTH KOREA: PURGE OF JANG SONG THAEK ASSOCIATES CONTINUES
PNG: JUSTICE MINISTER SAYS EXECUTIONS WILL GO AHEAD THIS YEAR
IRAN: PRISONER HANGED IN PUBLIC IN QAZWIN
NORTH KOREA: KIM JONG-UN EXECUTED HIS UNCLE’S ENTIRE FAMILY
MEXICO: PRESIDENT ENRIQUE PEÑA NIETO SAYS TEXAS EXECUTION SETS 'BAD PRECEDENT'
IRAN: FOUR PEOPLE HANGED FOR MURDER, DRUGS
TUNISIAN CONSTITUTION ENSHRINES RIGHT TO LIFE BUT UPHOLDS DEATH PENALTY
LEBANON: MINISTER OF JUSTICE, 'THE MORATORIUM ON EXECUTIONS CONTINUES'
VIRGINIA (USA): ELECTRIC CHAIR BILL DIES ON TIE VOTE IN SENATE COMMITTEE
PAKISTAN: BLASPHEMY ACCUSED SENTENCED TO DEATH
BANGLADESH: MAN GETS DEATH PENALTY FOR KILLING WIFE IN CTG
IRAQ: 11 OTHERS HANGED FOR TERRORISM
OKLAHOMA (USA): KENNETH EUGENE HOGAN EXECUTED
IRAN: SEVEN PRISONERS HANGED IN KERMANSHAH
KAZAKHSTAN: MPS SUGGEST REMOVING DEATH PENALTY FROM CRIMINAL CODE, GENERAL PROSECUTOR SAYS NO
MALDIVES: AN ORDER ISSUED TO USE LETHAL INJECTION FOR EXECUTION
IRAN: UN RIGHTS EXPERTS ‘ALARMED’ AT SHARP INCREASE IN HANGINGS, URGES HALT TO EXECUTIONS
NIGERIA: 23-YEAR-OLD SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING FOR KILLING RIVAL
TEXAS (USA): EDGAR TAMAYO EXECUTED DESPITE PLEAS FROM MEXICO
NIGERIA: POLICEMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING A BOY
INDONESIA: DEATH SENTENCE FOR KILLER SOLDIER UPHELD
VIRGINIA (USA): BILL TO ALLOW INCREASED USE OF ELECTRIC CHAIR PASSES HOUSE
INDIA: SC COMMUTES DEATH PENALTY OF 15 CONVICTS DUE TO DELAY, MENTAL ILLNESS
CHINA: 36-YEAR-OLD MAN EXECUTED FOR KEEPING, MURDERING SEX SLAVES

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