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Death by firing squad!

14 Feb

Received this interesting article. I fully endorse the death penalty in cases like this and make no excuses for it either. Pity we dont have punishment that fits the crime in SA. We would have far less problems.

Marie Nammour / 14 February 2013

Emirati father H.S., 29, was given the death sentence on Wednesday for torturing to death his eight-year-old daughter Wadeema.

His compatriot girlfriend, A.A., was sentenced to life in prison by the Court of First Instance on the same charge.

H.S., a fomer security supervisor, is accused of torturing and confining by force his two daughters, eight and seven, for about six months which led to the death of the eldest and injury to Mira, who suffered permanent disability due to burns all over her body.

The verdict remains subject to appeal within 15 days at the Court of Appeal.

Execution is to be by a firing squad once the capital punishment is upheld by the Court of Cassation and approved by the Dubai Ruler.

Assistant chief prosecutor Shehab Ahmed Saleh had urged the court to impose the death penalty on H.S. and his girlfriend as per Article 344 of the Federal Penal Code.

Saleh said H.S. continued to abuse and torture Mira which indicated that he showed no remorse following the death of Wadeema.

H.S. had admitted during the trial that he hid Wadeema’s body by burying it in a remote desert location

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5 responses to “Death by firing squad!

  1. 68ghia

    14/02/2013 at 16:30

    Should have a few more firing squads here.
    Have to catch a criminal before you can convict him…

     
    • paul

      15/02/2013 at 05:01

      the problem is once we have caught the criminal it isnt too long before they are out on the street again. Hear there is talk of releasing more prisoners due to overcrowding. Wonder if it will happen just before an election?

       
      • 68ghia

        15/02/2013 at 06:06

        Makes no difference before or after the election – prisoners can vote from jail not so?
        What a country this is!!

         
  2. colonialist

    14/02/2013 at 21:56

    These are cases where a firing squad is far too humane. Daily torture, prolonged as far as possible, would be more appropriate.

     
  3. optie

    15/02/2013 at 13:37

    Death by firing squad at least sends a very strong message to rapists and other criminals. There is no really effective deterent in this country.

     

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