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Dubai bomb belt woman to serve two years in jail

Dubai's highest court upholds sentence handed to Uzbek woman who threatened to blow herself up in Public Prosecution building

Dubai bomb belt woman to serve two years in jail

A woman who threatened to blow herself up in the Dubai Public Prosecution building using an explosive belt in a row over proving fatherhood of her child, will spend two years in jail.

Dubai’s highest court has upheld the two-year imprisonment against 33-year-old Uzbek Zulaifa Hamrayeva, Dubai daily Gulf News reported. She will be deported after serving her sentence.

It said the Dubai Cassation Court confirmed the punishment against Hamrayeva, who was convicted of threatening to harm an Emirati man, whom she accuses of fathering her 10-year-old son, and visitors and employees at the Public Prosecution building.

Presiding judge Abdul Aziz Abdullah also confirmed the one-year jail term against the woman’s 28-year-old Emirati accomplice, Mohammad Yousuf, the paper reported.

He was convicted of providing Hamrayeva with the fake belt and encouraging her to carry out the threat to force authorities to give in to her demands.

In September, the Dubai Appeal Court reduced the woman’s seven-year imprisonment to two years while Yousuf’s two-year jail term was reduced to one year.

The two accused had entered a not guilty plea and denied the accusations.

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