#AceNewsReport – Nov.03: The driver, Tariq Houshieh, confessed to raping and strangling 30-year-old Dykes, who worked at the embassy in Lebanon for Britain’s Department for International Development MEM reports. Uber app [Sandeepnewstyle/Wikipedia]
November 1, 2019 at 9:00 pm
The British embassy said it hoped the court’s decision would “provide a degree of closure” for those close to Dykes: “Becky was much loved and is deeply missed,” it said in a statement.
Lebanese judges routinely call for death sentences in cases of murder: But the country has an unofficial moratorium and has not carried out an execution since 2004, according to the monitoring group Human Rights Watch.
“ While we welcome the guilty verdict, the UK government continues to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances,” the embassy statement said “
The verdict was handed down by the Mount Lebanon criminal court, the district north of Beirut where the crime occurred, NNA reported………..
A lawyer appointed to represent Houshieh said they would submit an appeal.
#AceNewsDesk reports ………….Published: Nov.03: 2019:
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