Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

UAE - Maid's death sentence upheld in baby's murder  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 23/01/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The court ordered the execution to be carried out in front of the victim's blood kins who refused to absolve the killer.

The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court of Appeal upheld the death sentence of an Indonesian housemaid charged with killing her employer's four-month-old baby

The court ordered the execution to be carried out in front of the victim's blood kins - the parents - who refused to absolve the killer and insisted on a retribution (or eye-for-eye punishment)

The convict threw her employer's baby girl, Malak, down from her crib in April last year. The baby's head hit against a wall, resulting in a fracture to the skull and brain hemorrhage. The housemaid is said to have committed the crime to spite her colleague, the baby's nanny

Malak was pronounced dead at a city hospital on April 28, 2013

The surveillance cameras installed in the baby's room caught the housemaid carrying the baby from the crib and placing her back four minutes later

The maid had initially confessed to the charges levelled against her before the Public Prosecution, but retracted later claiming that she had dropped the baby unintentionally

Before the Court of First Instance, the accused admitted to hitting the infant's head against the edge of a table to cause trouble for her nanny. The maid said when she hit Malak's head against the table, she saw the nanny's head. Before the Appeals Court, however, she pleaded innocence

The defence lawyer requested that the statements given by his client during the previous investigations be disregarded, claiming she had given them under psychological trauma due to the incident

During the trial, the victim's parents demanded a retribution for the accused. Accordingly, the appellate court upheld the ruling passed down by the Criminal Court of First Instance


Khaleej Times

  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 4 2015 - UAE says to invest $35 bln in clean energy by 2021AFP
(MENAFN - AFP) The gas-rich United Arab Emirates will invest $35 billion in clean energy by 2021 as it seeks to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels following crude's global price slide, it said ...

 Oct 4 2015 - Qatar's Central Bank governor cuts hopes of rate hikeMENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar's central bank governor sought to cut expectations for rising interest rates after a jump in local bill yields suggested liquidity in the Qatari banking system was beginning to ...

 Oct 4 2015 - Jordan- UAE delegation visits the Mrajeeb Al Fhood campJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) A delegation from the UAE Ministry of Development and International Cooperation visited on Friday the Mrajeeb Al Fhood camp for Syrian refugees to check on services ...

 Oct 4 2015 - Russian airstrikes in Syria will strengthen Daesh, ObamaJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) US President Barack Obama said on Friday that Russia's airstrikes in Syrian that started last Wednesday, will ultimately empower Daesh terrorist group.Speaking from the ...

 Oct 4 2015 - Jordan- Border guards receive 209 new Syrian refugeesJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) A total of 209 Syrian refugees from various age groups, entered the Kingdom through various crossing points during the last 72 hours, according to a military source on ...

 Oct 4 2015 - Israeli forces kill Palestinian young man in JerusalemJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Israeli occupation forces Sunday morning shot dead a Palestinian teen near Damascus Gate in occupied Jerusalem.Eyewitnesses said that Israeli forces opened fired on 19 ...

 Oct 4 2015 - Israel prevents Palestinians from entering JerusalemJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Israeli occupation police on Sunday banned Palestinians from entering the old city in East Jerusalem for two days, after two attacks against Israelis occurred in less ...

 Oct 4 2015 - First Gulf offers start-up financeThe Arabian Post
(MENAFN - The Arabian Post) FGB claims to be the first bank in the UAE to offer a one-stop financing solution to start-ups. The bank's new 'Startup Proposition' offers new businesses a range of ...

 Oct 4 2015 - Dubai Holding net up 24% to AED2.6bThe Arabian Post
(MENAFN - The Arabian Post) Dubai Holding Commercial Operations Group (DHCOG) announced a net profit of AED 2.6 billion for the first half of this year ending 30th June 2015, an increase of 24 ...

 Oct 4 2015 - Qatar to improve rank in Competitiveness Index-QBAThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani, the Chairman of the Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA) in press conference said that Qatar's economy is moving in the right direction and ...






Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices


Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks

Saudi Arabia 

Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor


Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters

© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help