UAE: DEATH PENALTY FOR WHITE WEAPON KILLER IN AJMAN
January 30, 2020:
A criminal court in the United Arab Emirates ordered on 26 January 2020 the execution of a convict in the 2018 death of 2 Emirati youths who died a sword fight. (Source: Gulf News, 27/01/2020)
The court issued its verdict after he was convicted for intentionally killing 1 of the 2 young men with a sword.
He also will be imprisoned for 3 years for the charge of attempted murder and one month jail term for not complying with traffic laws.
In total, 7 men were arrested over the crime.
The court sentenced 2 of the accused to 7 years in jail and the payment of blood money of Dh20,000 for another victim who sustained a permanent disability during the fight.
Two others were sentenced to two years in jail for participating in the fight, carrying a white weapon, and hiding the tools used for the crime.
The last accused was sentenced to one month in jail for not abiding by traffic laws and driving unlicensed and unregistered vehicle.
The court ordered deportation for all the accused after serving their jail term.
The incident dates back to January 7, 2018 when Ajman Police arrested three men from Comoros for allegedly killing two young Emiratis after a sword fight on Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road in Ajman.