Monday, April 1, 2013

Kuwait executes three men

Reuters reports that Kuwait executed three men on Monday who had been convicted of murder. They were the first to be executed in this state since 2007, the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA reported.
The daily Al-Qabas (Arabic) reported on Sunday that the three were a Pakistani, a Saudi and a stateless man, a so called 'bidun'. The three were executed by hanging at the Central Prison, KUNA said. Authorities had invited journalists from Kuwaiti publications to witness the executions.
The last recorded case of the death penalty being carried out in Kuwait was six years ago when a Pakistani man was executed for drug trafficking, according to Amnesty International.

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