Dubai firing squad executes mosque slayer

Rashid Rabee al-Rashidi was convicted of raping and killing a 4-year-old boy.

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2011, 15:49 PM IST

Dubai: The father of a boy murdered in a Dubai mosque says the convicted killer has been put to death by a firing squad. It`s the first execution in the United Arab Emirates in three years.

Mukhthiar Ahmed Khudabakhsh, the father of the four-year-old victim, says the sentence was carried out on Thursday at a shooting range in Dubai.

The boy`s parents were among five family members present for the execution of Rashid Rabee al-Rashidi, a 30-year-old boat captain convicted of raping and killing the boy Moosa in a mosque bathroom in November 2009.
The UAE`s last execution was in February 2008.

Bureau Report