Court upholds death sentence for 3 in Al-Rashidi, Al-Zaatari’s killings

Court upholds death sentence for 3 in Al-Rashidi, Al-Zaatari’s killings

Mubarak Al- Rashidi

KUWAIT CITY, June 9: The Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of a lower court that sentenced to death a citizen and an Egyptian for the premeditated murder of Mubarak Al-Rashidi. In previous sessions, the court questioned the defendants — friends of the victim — about the premeditated murder, but they denied committing the crime; while the prosecution denounced the crime and demanded for maximum penalty for the perpetrators. It had earlier been reported that securitymen found Al- Rashidi’s body inside a container in Salmi desert more than two months after his disappearance. His two friends, the citizen and the Egyptian, were accused of killing him at a camping site in Kabad, transporting his body and burned the tent before the latter left for his country.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud, Munif Naif
Al-Seyassah/Arab Times Staff and Agencies

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