UAE: MAN GETS DEATH PENALTY FOR KILLING COUSIN OVER DH400
April 4, 2019:
A farm worker, who killed his cousin because the victim demanded that he pay back the Dh400 he owed, has been sentenced to death. (Sources: khaleejtimes.com, 03/04/2019)
The Abu Dhabi Cassation Court upheld the rulings of the lower courts that found the Asian man guilty of premeditated murder.
Court documents showed that the man had a heated argument with his cousin over a Dh400 debt. The victim, who worked in another farm in the neighbourhood, was asking him to pay the money back. Both men worked as shepherds in a farm in Abu Dhabi.
The man challenged the sentence in Abu Dhabi's top court, but the earlier rulings have been maintained.
A death sentence is executed only after the approval of the UAE President.