Qatar court upholds death penalty ruling for Lauren Patterson’s killer

A panel of Qatar appeal judges has endorsed the lower court sentences given to two men convicted in the murder of British teacher Lauren Patterson.

“There was a consensus that the sentence would be upheld,” a judge told a busy courtroom this morning.

That means the death penalty ruling handed to Badr Hashim Khamis Abdallah Al-Jabar last year continues to stand, although his case will likely see one more appeal, this time in front of Qatar’s highest court.

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Badr Hashim Khamis Abdullah Al-Jabar
Badr Hashim Khamis Abdullah Al-Jabar
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Source News: Doha News
Photo: Shabina S. Khatri