Death penalty for terrorists

18 February 2004
Qatar's first anti-terrorism law has been passed and will see anyone who kills 'through a terror act' sentenced to death. Article Three of the new law mandates the death penalty or life in prison for 'anyone founding, organising or managing a group or organisation to commit a terror act', according to reports. Anyone aiding and abetting a terror group will also receive a life sentence under the bill, which was recently signed by the emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani.

Former Chechen President Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev was killed in an attack on his car in Doha on 13 February (MEED 13:2:04).

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