Human rights group criticises executions in Kuwait

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Kuwait hanged two Egyptian men on Tuesday, one for murder and the other for abduction and rape, state news agency KUNA reported, in the second set of executions in the Gulf Arab state this year.

Ahmad al-Beili was sentenced to death for the premeditated murder of two people and Hajjaj al-Saeedi was found guilty of raping five children, KUNA said, adding that 29 people remain on Kuwait's death row.

In April, Kuwait hanged three men who had been convicted of murder in the first executions since 2007.

Human Rights Watch, which campaigns against the death penalty, had urged Kuwait on Monday to halt the executions.

"This new round of executions indicates that Kuwait is moving in exactly the wrong direction regarding the death penalty," Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at the rights group, said in a statement.

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Posted by: jonjon

HRW needs to shut up

Posted by: Women from Dubai

I don't think that human rights can make this Kids who has been raped understand why the man should not being hanged! Who cares about the victims? Human rights? Its rights to execute this subject to secure the society, Basta !

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