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UAE sentences Indian man to death over rape

A 57-year-old man was convicted of raping seven-year-old girl at an Abu Dhabi school, victim's family lawyer told AFP.

Last Modified: 29 Jul 2013 20:34
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A court in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced to death a 57-year-old Indian man convicted of raping a seven-year-old girl at an Abu Dhabi school, the victim's family lawyer told AFP.

A lower court in Abu Dhabi found the Indian man guilty of raping the girl at a school cafeteria where he was employed and of "threatening to kill" her if she reported the attack, lawyer Hussein al-Jaziri said on Monday.

The ruling, which must still be confirmed by the courts of appeals and cassation, will "give hope to the victim and her family that justice has been achieved," said the lawyer.

He urged parents of children who are victims of rape, a taboo among conservative Emirati families, to report such crimes.


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