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Mother sentenced to death for wedding tent fire

Kuwaiti woman found guilty of starting fire at celebration to mark husband’s second marriage; 57 people died in the blaze.

March 31, 2010 11:51 by

A woman who set fire to a tent during celebrations to mark her husband’s second marriage has been sentenced to death by a Kuwaiti court.

Nasra Al-Enezi, a 23-year-old mother of two, was found guilty of arson and murder over the incident, in which fifty-seven people died.

Prosecutors said Al-Enezi burnt down the tent to sabotage the wedding, with a witnesses in an earlier hearing saying that she saw Al-Enezi pour petrol over the tent and start the fire. The wedding took place last August in Jahra, about 40 km west of Kuwait City.

If Al-Enezi’s sentence is upheld by higher courts, she would be the first Kuwaiti woman to be executed in the history of the Gulf state.


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  1. Mohiuddin on April 1, 2010 7:19 am

    It is suprise to know that a kuwait women executed in the history of the Gulf state.

  2. Andrew on April 1, 2010 11:04 am

    Just desserts for what was clearly an emotional wedding, even the cake was in tiers.


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