Emirati woman sentenced under terrorism laws
- Alaa al-Hashemi convicted of killing American kindergarten teacher Ibolya Ryan in Boutik Mall in December 2014
- She was also convicted of planting a nail bomb outside the home of an Egyptian-American doctor
- Judge calls for new anti-terrorism law
Alaa al-Hashemi, the Emirati woman accused of killing American kindergarten teacher Ibolya Ryan in Boutik Mall on Abu Dhabis Reem Island, has been sentenced to death.
Al-Hashemi was convicted of killing the teacher with a kitchen knife in December 2014.
She was also convicted of planting a nail bomb outside the home of an Egyptian-American doctor. The bomb failed to explode. The court also found her guilty of disseminating terrorist material and contributing money to a terrorist group.
These crimes, whether committed by an individual or a group, have exposed public security and safety to danger, said Judge Falah al-Hajri. They also threaten the constitution and laws, and therefore it is necessary to tackle such actions.
He called for a new anti-terrorism law.
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