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Kuwait executes seven people, including 1 Pakistani, convicted of murder and other crimes

Kuwait hangs seven people in first executions since 2017

Kuwait has executed seven including 1 Pakistani convicted of murder and other crimes on Wednesday.

The executions were the first since 2017.

The authorities said that the executions took place at its central prison.

Three Kuwaiti men and one woman, a Syrian man, a Pakistani man, and an Ethiopian woman were executed at the Gulf Arab state’s Central Prison, the Public Prosecution said in a statement posted on Twitter.

It added that murder warranted the “strongest punishment of execution”, which also acts as a “deterrent” to others.

Meanwhile, the move has drawn criticism from the European Commission which said that Kuwait’s envoy to the EU in Brussels had been summoned.

“It is regrettable that despite raising this yesterday and having received assurances to the contrary, Kuwait went ahead with 7 executions today,” Margaritis Schinas, European Commission vice president for promoting the European way of life, said in a statement shared on Twitter.

 

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