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Dubai mosque murderer executed

Rashid Al Rashidi was executed Thursday

  • An artist's sketch of the accused in the court. Image Credit: Ramachandra Babu/Gulf News
  • Al Rashidi during a hearing at the Court of First Instance. The Dubai Cassation court convicted him of raping Image Credit: Supplied
  • Mousa was so happy on the day of Eid and looked cute in his new clothes, says his father Mukhtar Khuda. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan /Gulf News
  • Mukhtar Ahmad Khuda Buksh, the father of Mousa, stands with his daughter at their family home. Image Credit: Francois Nel/Gulf News
  • "I have decided to step down and not defend the suspect who brought shame to mankind," Hamid Al Khazraji, DefeImage Credit: Danesh Mohiuddin, XPRESS

Dubai: A senior Public Prosecution source has confirmed to Gulf News  that the 30-year-old Emirati, Rashid Al Rashidi, who was sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a four-year-old schoolboy on Eid Al Adha in 2009, was executed.

He was executed by the firing squad early Thursday morning.

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Obsessed paedophile

Al Rashidi was convicted of the rape and premeditated murder of the Pakistani boy Mousa Mukhtiar Ahmad in the washroom of a mosque on the first day of Eid Al Adha in November 2009.

Mousa's tearful father Mukhtar Khuda Buksh spoke to Gulf News when the sentence was passed in April 2010 

The case attracted unprecedented media and public interest ever since the crime happened last November.

Psychiatric experts had testified that although the suspect was a paedophile obsessed with boys, he was stable and sane.



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Better things prevailed.Justice is done at last. Such barbaric acts need not only be condemned but also have to be dealt with iron hands, so that it creates a terror in the minds of persons who commit such heinious crimes. Let us pray for the soul to rest in peace.


10 February 2011 17:36jump to comments