UAE courts jail man for joining Daesh

Above, an undated video grab shows the elusive Daesh leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi at an undisclosed location. (Al-Furqan Media/AFP)
Updated 14 May 2019
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UAE courts jail man for joining Daesh

DUBAI: UAE courts have jailed a man for joining Daesh and for pledging allegiance to the terror network’s leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi via Twitter, state news agency WAM reported.

The 21-year-old man, from the African island, Comoros, who was only identified by his initials A A A Z, was jailed for five years and fined $272,300.

The court also ordered the confiscation of all equipment used to commit the offenses.


Iran executes nurse convicted of murdering boy

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Iran executes nurse convicted of murdering boy

TEHRAN: Iran has executed a nurse convicted of murdering a six-year-old boy, the judiciary’s official news agency reported on Sunday.
The woman was found guilty of carrying out the murder in June 2016 while working for the boy’s grandmother at her home in Kelardasht city, in the northern province of Mazandaran.
The nurse was sentenced to death a year later.
She confessed to the premeditated murder and said she did it out of “anger,” the prosecutor said, quoted on Sunday by the Mizan Online news agency.
“The verdict was finalized as it was not appealed,” the prosecutor added.
The executed woman was not identified in the report. She was in her early 40s.
Iran does not publish official statistics on the number of people it executes.
But according to Amnesty International, while secretive China is the world’s “leading executioner,” Iran had the highest known figure in 2018 with at least 253 people put to death, down from 507 in 2017.