August 15, 2016: A 49-year-old Jordanian Nidal Eisa Abdullah is sentenced to death for kidnapping, raping and murdering a Jordanian boy Obaida Sedqi.
February 24: A 35-year-old Algerian businessman gets the death sentence for premeditatedly stabbing a Chinese accountant inside a building’s elevator in Deira and stealing Dh1.02 million from him.
December 21, 2015: An Indian husband and his Pakistani friend are sentenced to death for killing the former’s wife after she accused him of adultery.
October 22: A 32-year-old Pakistani construction worker is sentenced to death in absentia for dousing his colleague with petrol and setting him on fire, leading to his death.
May 4: An Afghan worker is sentenced to death for the premeditated murder of a wealthy Iraqi businessman.
August 23, 2014: A technician is sentenced to death in absentia after being found guilty of luring his boss into a warehouse, stabbing him to death and stealing Dh172,000 from him.
March 9: A Pakistani visitor is sentenced to death for selling 4kg of heroin to a police informant.
January 15: A 28-year-old Nepalese man is sentenced to death for strangling his friend over an unpaid loan of Dh8,500.
May 27, 2013: A 28 year-old Indian accountant is sentenced to death for slitting a woman’s throat and stealing her jewellery while she was at home alone waiting for her son to return from school.
March 27: A 28-year-old Ethiopian housemaid gets the death sentence for stabbing her co-worker 35 times for calling her crazy. She also tried to slit her own throat with a meat cleaver.
March 25: A 29-year-old Pakistani man is sentenced to death for repeatedly slitting a prostitute’s neck and stealing her money and mobile phones.
February 8, 2012: A 23-year-old Bangladeshi man is sentenced to death after being found guilty of premeditated murder and theft.
January 24, 2011: An Egyptian visitor is sentenced to death for the premeditated murder of his compatriot and theft of his credit card.
September 20, 2010: A 23-year-old Sri Lankan man is sentenced to death after being found guilty of the premeditated murder of his mistress’ husband.
June 7: A 30-year-old Emirati is sentenced to death for raping and killing a four-year-old boy in a mosque’s washroom on the first day of Eid Al Adha.
January 26: Two Indian men are sentenced to death after being convicted of the premeditated killing of an executive, stealing his wallet and leaving the body in his car.
— Compiled by Gulf News Archives