Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Three Convicted Killers Hanged at the Gallows – First Executions in Kuwait since 2007

KUWAIT TIMES: Authorities yesterday hanged three convicted murderers in the first executions in the state since May 2007. The men, a Pakistani, a Saudi and a bedoon (stateless Arab), were hanged at the Central Jail in Sulaibiya in front of judicial and security officials and journalists. Hangings were previously carried out at Nayef Palace in Kuwait City.
Pakistani Parvez Ahmed Ghulam Rasool was convicted of strangling a couple – Khalid Bashir Ahmad and his wife Remedios Bajulaiye – to death in 2006, while Saudi Faisal Dhawi Al-Otaibi stabbed a compatriot Khalid Reja Al-Thafiri to death in 2006. The bedoon Thaher Marzouq Al-Otaibi was hanged for shooting and killing his wife Badriya Khalid Dahash and his son and daughter after claiming he was a long-awaited imam. He also attempted to kill another daughter but she managed to flee.
Public attorney Mohammad Al-Duaij, who supervised the executions, said another 48 people are on death row awaiting a final decision on their sentences by HH the Amir. Under Kuwaiti law, the Amir has the right to commute death sentences to a life term. “We have begun executing death sentences as criminality and brutality have increased in our community, and the court issues sentences for serious crimes on a daily basis.
Spine chilling close-up pics of the criminals [link].
LWDLIK - I happen to agree with capital punishment - although graphic to see in pics - when I read their crimes I can't even imagine how one human being could do such a thing to another which de-humanizes them in my eyes. I also believe that capital punishment is an effective deterrent.  Will be interesting to see if any of the Al Sabah family on death row or the Kuwaiti woman who burnt down a tent full of wedding guests will be executed.


  1. I think that there has been a tremendous rise in the amount of violent crimes in Kuwait during the past 10 years or so. I have mixed feelings about capital punishment. I think in this small society, it is probably a good thing as people can see (often publicly) that for every action there is a reaction.

    I do not agree, however, that hanging is an effective way to carry out the punishment. There is too much room for error (noose can slip, knot can be tied incorrectly - and I have seen this by some of the after-photos released in the press) causing the criminal undue suffering. Lethal injection would probably be the best way to do it.

    1. Yes, alarming rise in very serious crime. I suppose hanging in comparison to beheading in the middle of the Friday market in SA is slightly more humane. I remember a story of a Thai (I think he was Thai definitely Asian) who suffered for a very long time at the end of the noose as his body weight was too light and his neck did not snap straight away but he was left to dangle for a long time finally dying of asphyxiation. Gruesome stuff.

      I guess lethal injection would be more humane but then all capital punishment calls into account the guilt of the condemned. It is quite horrifying to think someone could be put to death in any of these manners and be innocent.

  2. AnonymousJune 06, 2016

    I hope that the Kuwaiti woman, do not be executed.
    Women do not deserve a shameful end how to be hung on the gallows!


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