Kuwait .. Abolition of the death sentence for the accused in the murder of Farah Akbar
Today, the Court of Appeal annulled the criminal court's death sentence for the accused in the murder of the slain Farah Akbar, and sentenced him to life imprisonment, a case that receives great attention from popular and media opinion in Kuwait.
The Court of Appeals affirmed that the accused deserves this punishment, and turned away from other requests.
Lawyer Abdul Mohsen Al-Qattan said: "As the attorney for the heirs of the late Farah Akbar, we will submit a request to the Public Prosecution to cassate the verdict, as well as to appeal before the Court of Cassation the ruling that replaced the death sentence for her killer to life imprisonment, and we will demand the death penalty again."
According to Al-Qabas newspaper.
The details of this horrific crime had stirred public opinion, and as a result, dozens of people demonstrated in Kuwait, protesting violence against women.
With the participation of about 200 people, including men, the demonstrators wore black clothes in mourning for Farah, and responded to the calls for demonstrations launched by activists on social networking sites under the slogan “Who is next?” and demanded tougher penalties for those who assault women.
The participants held banners that read, "We will not be silent" and "Stop the killing of women," while others held a large banner with the names of 10 Kuwaiti women who were killed in recent years, and wrote under it, "There are women who were killed silently, and we did not mention their names."
A number of Farah's family participated in the sit-in, demanding justice for her.
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