Dubai Prosecutors Seek Tougher Sentence for Torture Mum Who Killed Son
Dubai prosecutors have requested a tougher sentence for the Emirati mother who was convicted of torturing and killing her 8-year-old son. The mother, who has not been named, was originally sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay blood money for the murder of her son. However, prosecutors have now requested a longer prison sentence, as well as for the mother to pay additional blood money.
According to prosecutors, the mother had subjected her son to months of physical and emotional abuse, which eventually led to his death. The abuse included burning him with boiling water, beating him with an electric wire, and leaving him to sleep on a hot balcony. The mother also locked the boy in a bathroom for several days and forced him to drink cleaning chemicals.
The case has sparked outrage in the UAE and has led to calls for stricter laws on child abuse. The boy’s father, who is divorced from the mother, has been pushing for a harsher sentence and has criticized the initial ruling as too lenient.
In the UAE, the punishment for murder can be the death penalty or life imprisonment, while the punishment for child abuse can be up to 10 years in prison. Blood money is a form of compensation paid by the perpetrator of a crime to the victim’s family. The amount of blood money can vary depending on the crime and the circumstances surrounding it.
If a person is detained in the UAE, they have the right to apply for bail, but the process can be complex and time-consuming. Generally, the person must have a sponsor who can vouch for them and provide a financial guarantee. The person must also surrender their passport and agree to certain conditions, such as not leaving the country or not engaging in certain activities.
In the case of the mother who killed her son, it is unclear whether she will be eligible for bail or if she will have to serve the entire sentence. The request for a tougher sentence is currently being considered by the court, and a decision is expected in the coming weeks.
This tragic case highlights the importance of preventing child abuse and ensuring that perpetrators are held accountable for their actions. It also serves as a reminder that the UAE has strict laws regarding criminal acts, and those who are found guilty of such crimes can face severe punishments.