|Triple execution in Kuwait in April 2013|
A court in Kuwait has sentenced 4 Egyptians to death over the killing of a Pakistani guard at a construction site.
The Egyptian nationals were sentenced on Tuesday. They were charged with murder using a hammer.
The 4 men confessed to killing the Pakistani national at the construction site where they stole 36 tons of steel, before selling it all for USD 18,000.
The verdict can be appealed.
3 other Egyptians were also sentenced to 7 years in prison for helping the four commit the crime.
In Kuwait, dozens of people are thought to be on death row over, mostly, murder and drug crimes, where execution is carried out by hanging.
Except for a return of the death penalty in 2013, execution has generally not been used in Kuwait since 2007.
Since the death penalty was introduced in Kuwait in the mid 1960s, some 71 people have been executed.
Source: Presstv, July 28, 2015
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