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UAE: 3 JUVENILE OFFENDERS AT RISK OF EXECUTION. A woman and three men sentenced to death in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for murder have had their appeals against the sentences rejected by the Supreme Court. At the time of the crime three of the four individuals convicted were under the age of 18.

A woman and three men sentenced to death in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for murder have had their appeals against the sentences rejected by the Supreme Court. At the time of the crime three of the four individuals convicted were under the age of 18.

The UAE newspaper Gulf News reported on 19 April that the death sentences handed down to the four had been upheld by the Supreme Court. A woman, identified only as Khawla; and two other nationals of the UAE, her alleged lover Fahd, his friend Mukhtar and a Bangladeshi man, Abdullah Hussein, had been sentenced to death, possibly in 2003, by a lower court in Sharjah, one of the UAE's seven emirates, for the premeditated murder of Khawla’s husband in the al-Hira area of Sharjah in 2003. At the time of the killing, Khawla, Mukhtar and Abdullah Hussein were 17 years old. Khawla confessed to the police on the day of the crime, and the other three were arrested the next day. The four have been held at Sharjah Central Jail since 2003.