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Crucifixion for UAE murderers

A court in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced two men to be crucified in public and then executed for a series of murders, a justice ministry statement said.

It said that Majid Fakher Hussein Majeed, a UAE national, and Abdul Mehdi Karim Mushtaq, an Iranian, would be crucified today and executed tomorrow morning near the central prison of the oasis town of al-Ain.

The two had murdered five people in separate cases prior to 20 July 1995. The men lured the victims into remote desert areas, robbed them and then shot them dead, the ministry statement said. Reuters - Abu Dhabi