In Kuwait Royal family member executed with 7 other prisoners

Sheikh Faisal Abdullah al Jaber al-Sabah killed his wheelchair-bound 52-year-old nephew Not known

Kuwait executed seven prisoners on Wednesday, including a prince of the royal family and five foreigners, media reports said.

Kuwait has hanged seven prisoners, including a member of its esteemed royal family, in the first mass execution carried out in the oil-rich state since 2013.

One of the two Kuwaiti nationals - Prince Faisal Abdullah al-Jaber al-Sabah - had been a member of the country's ruling family who was convicted of murdering his nephew in 2010.

Nusra al-Enezi was convicted of killing about 57 people in 2009 when she set a tent hosting the wedding ceremony of her husband ablaze. The blaze killed more than 40 women and children inside.

It was an apparent act of revenge against her husband for taking a second wife.

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The other three men and two women hanged hailed from Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia and the Philippines and were convicted of offenses ranging from murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, and rape.

All had been convicted of murder.

"Execution, however, could no longer be forestalled under Kuwaiti laws", he said.

The last known executions to be carried out in Kuwait were in 2013, when a Pakistani, a Saudi and a Bidoon in the emirate were hung.

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