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 Ben Flanagan
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.