UAE executes woman convicted of US teacher`s murder: State media

The UAE on Monday executed an Emirati woman convicted of the jihadist-inspired murder of a US school teacher in an Abu Dhabi shopping mall, state media reported.

AFP| Last Updated: Jul 13, 2015, 13:04 PM IST

Abu Dhabi: The UAE on Monday executed an Emirati woman convicted of the jihadist-inspired murder of a US school teacher in an Abu Dhabi shopping mall, state media reported.

Alaa Bader al-Hashemi, 30, was executed at dawn after President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan approved the death sentence issued last month, the official WAM news agency said, citing prosecutors at the state security court.

She had been sentenced to death after being found guilty of stabbing to death Ibolya Ryan, 47, in a toilet of the shopping complex on December 1, 2014.