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KUWAIT HANGS 7 PEOPLE BETWEEN THEM A PRINCIPE

Kuwait authorities hanged seven people on wednesday, including a prince of the royal family and five foreigners, the official Kuna news agency reported.

 


Royal family member Faisal Abdullah al-Jaber al-Sabah was convicted of the crime of premeditated manslaughter and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition, according to a prosecutor’s source quoted by Kuna.

The rest of the convicts are a Kuwaiti woman, a Filipina woman and an Ethiopian woman, and two Egyptian men and another from Bangladesh, according to the note.

Six of the defendants were convicted of murder and the Bangladeshi citizen on charges of abduction, rape and robbery.

The emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Ahmed al-Sabah, authorized the executions or the application of the death penalty after the appeals had been rejected.

Since 1960 Kuwait has executed 50 inmates, including the seven of today.

The state of Kuwait is one of the Arab emirates, it is of Western Asia, located to the north of the Persian Gulf and border with Saudi Arabia and Iraq.


Riad, January 25, 2017, EFE / Practica Español


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Question 1
La noticia habla de...
A
La ejecución de unas personas.
B
El comienzo de un juicio en Kuwait.
C
Una investigación policial.
Question 2
Según el texto, muchas de esas personas...
A
Intentaron secuestrar al príncipe de Kuwait.
B
Escaparon de la Justicia.
C
Habían matado a una persona.
Question 3
Los condenados eran...
A
Solo personas de sexo femenino.
B
Solo personas de sexo masculino.
C
Personas de ambos sexos.
Question 4
Un príncipe de Kuwait...
A
Tiene que cumplir cadena perpetua.
B
Quedó libre de cargos.
C
Fue condenado a muerte.
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