Death Sentence For Emirati Woman For Killing American Teacher

The Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi, UAE has sentenced a woman for being charged guilty of stabbing an American kindergarten teacher to death in December 2014. She was also convicted of placing a handmade bomb in front of an Egyptian-American doctor’s home as well as for promoting radical ideas of terrorist organizations on the internet.

After confirmation from the medical examiners that the defendant had been aware of her actions and was not suffering from any mental illness, the court said that the crime amounted to “a direct threat to the security and stability of society” and the case was dealt with an anti-terrorism law passed earlier by the UAE.

The Federal Supreme Court’s ruling is final and not subject to appeal. However, while capital punishment is legal in the UAE, executions are extremely rare and it was not immediately clear when the convict might be put to death. The President could even decide to overturn the sentence or reduce it.