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Aya Al Deeb, Mohammed Yaseen, Mohamed Al Waselah, Staff Reporters
The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court on Tuesday looked into the case of a suspect charged with murdering an Asian following a dispute.
During the session, the victim’s brother refused to waive the retribution, rejecting all mediation and financial offers.
The brother also affirmed to the court that all members of his family insisted on retribution.
The suspect’s lawyer told the court the suspect was defending himself, saying: “The victim and a girl attended to the spot where the suspect was and there a dispute between them aroused because the victim allegedly violated the regulations in force in the company they all worked for.
“The suspect attempted only to frighten the victim who tried to resist him. The suspect then stabbed him in the chest and stomach, resulting in his death.”
In a separate case the Dubai Criminal Court on Tuesday heard a case in which an Asian businessman, 22, was accused of importing and circulating a narcotic substance and another case in which a European woman, 31, was accused of importing narcotic substances.
In the first case, as soon as the businessman arrived at Dubai International Airport in March, he was suspected by a customs official. By searching the businessman’s suitcase, the official found two plastic rolls weighing 4 kilograms, which were found later to contain marijuana.
The defendant admitted that he brought the two rolls without knowing what they contained for delivery to a person in the UAE.
The case was referred to the competent authorities at Dubai Police.
The court ordered that the defendant be remanded in custody pending prosecution.
In the second case, the Criminal Court heard a case of a European visitor who brought various narcotic substances weighing about 4 kilograms.
Meanwhile, an Asian trucker died after his vehicle had turned over on Yabsa Road, one of the roads established by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development in Fujairah for the trucks.
The Court of Cassation in Abu Dhabi has upheld the six-month-jail term issued by the Court of First Instance against a convict involved in stealing Dhs407,000 from bank account of a non-resident woman. This was after she had sent the convict her bankcard in order to close her bank account, as she was outside the country.
An inebriated cleaner bit off a quarter of a female flatmate’s tongue after she foiled his bid to kiss her. He was sued on Thursday.
The Supreme Federal Court upheld the ruling of the Court of First Instance, obligating an employee to pay a bank Dhs933,140 and an interest of 2%.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday conferred ‘UAE Medals’ from the second, third and fourth classes on a number of officers.
Signalling a brand new step in a series of efforts that the Emirates Publishers Association has been making to help UAE’s publishers optimise their business abilities, a full-day workshop on research and data was conducted by the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) in collaboration with The Nielsen Company yesterday, in Sharjah.
Neurosurgery and Spine surgery consultant Dr Thaer Darwish said, “Just as we must be careful in not having our head hit the floor when we fall, never ignore the times when (either by accident or not have our head suffer from shock.)”
As temperatures start to rise in the country, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) doctors are advising parents to take special care of their children to avoid heat strokes— as a child’s body overheats 3-5 times faster than an adult’s body.