KUWAIT: SEVEN MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR RAPING A 10-YEAR-OLD DISABLED BOY
May 31, 2017:
Seven men have been sentenced to death for raping a disabled boy in Kuwait and threatening to leak footage of the horrifying assault on social media. (Sources: dailymail.co.uk, 31/05/2017)
The thugs, aged between 18 and 23, abducted the ten-year-old victim last September and took him to a chalet where they sexually assaulted him.
The convicts, four Kuwaitis, a Yemeni, an Iraqi and a stateless person, filmed part of the rape and threatened to post it on social media if the boy spoke of his ordeal.
A Kuwaiti appeals court on May 31 sentenced the men to death, the victim's lawyer Ibrahim al-Bathani said.
He told AFP that the court overturned a 10-year jail term handed in April by a lower court against the seven accused.
The victim is a Kuwaiti citizen and has a partial mental disability, Bathani said.
'This is a historic verdict,' he added.
Prosecutors found the sickening videos on the phones of some of the defendants. The ruling is not final as the case must go to the Kuwaiti supreme court whose verdicts are final.