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Kuwait: Further information on death penalty: Badr 'Abd al-Karim Sultan al-Bashir, Kuwaiti police officer

, N° d'index: MDE 17/007/1996

The above was executed on 22 September 1996, after having been convicted of premeditated murder and the possession of drugs.

EXTERNAL AI Index: MDE 17/07/96
23 September 1996
Further information on UA 159/96 (MDE 17/06/96, 28 June 1996) - Death Penalty
KUWAITBadr 'Abd al-Karim Sultan al-Bashir, Kuwaiti police officer
Badr 'Abd al-Karim Sultan al-Bashir was executed on 22 September 1996. His
death sentence had been upheld by the Court of Cassation on 24 June 1996,
following which it was ratified by the Amir. He had been convicted of
premeditated murder and the possession of drugs.
Badr 'Abd al-Karim Sultan al-Bashir's execution is the first this year in Kuwait.
NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUESTED FROM THE NETWORK. Thank you to all those who
sent appeals.
You may, however, wish to write:
- expressing regret at the execution of Badr 'Abd al-Karim Sultan al-Bashir
on 22 September 1996;
- reiterating opposition to the death penalty, pointing out that there is no
evidence that the death penalty is an effective deterrent to crime.
LETTERS TO:
1) His Highness Shaikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah
Amir of the State of Kuwait
Al-Diwan al-Amiri
Al-Safat
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Faxes: +965 539 6434
Salutation: Your Highness
2) His Highness Shaikh Sa'ad al-'Abdallah al-Sabah
Crown Prince and Prime Minister
Al-Diwan al-Amiri
Al-Safat
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Faxes: +965 539 6434
Salutation: Your Highness
3) His Excellency Sheikh Ali Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah
Minister of Justice and Administrative Affairs
Ministry of Justice and Administrative Affairs
PO Box 6, Al-Safat, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Faxes: +965 246 6957
Salutation: Your Excellency
COPIES TO:
1) Committee for the Defence of Human Rights
The National Assembly (Parliament)
PO Box 716
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Faxes: +965 245 0952
2) Newspaper:
2
Al-Qabas
PO Box 21800, Kuwait City 13078, Kuwait
Faxes: +965 4834 355
3) Kuwaiti News Agency (KUNA)
Faxes: +965 2469 549
and to diplomatic representatives of Kuwait accredited to your country.

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