Kuwait executes 7 prisoners, including prince

Members of an international organization for Filipino migrant workers gather Wednesday in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines, with signs and candles to remember a national who was executed earlier in the day in Kuwai. Jakatia Pawa was charged and sentenced to death in the killing of her employer's daughter in 2007. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

KUWAIT, Jan. 25 (UPI) — Kuwait hanged seven prisoners Wednesday, including a member of the royal family, according to state-run Kuna News Agency.

They were the first executions since 2013 and were approved by Emir Sheik Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, the agency reported.

Hanged were two Kuwaitis, two Egyptians, a Bangladeshi, a Filipina and an Ethiopian for offenses that included murder, attempted murder, kidnapping and rape.

The royal member was identified by the government as Faisal Abudallah al-Jaber al-Sabah, who was convicted of premeditated murder of another prince in 2010 and illegal possession of a firearm.

Also killed was Nusra al-Enezi, a Kuwaiti national, who was convicted of setting fire to a tent during a wedding party for her husband, who was marrying a second wife. More than 50 people died in the fire.

The Filipina and Ethiopian women were domestic workers convicted of murdering members of their employers’ families. Philippine authorities identified their national as Jakatia Pawa, who was convicted of killing her employer’s 22-year old daughter in 2007.

The two Egyptians were convicted of premeditated murders and the Bangladeshi was convicted of abduction and rape.


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