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Lebanon seeks death sentence in murder of British woman
February 10, 2018
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BEIRUT: A Lebanese judge on Thursday requested the death sentence for a man accused of sexually assaulting and killing British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes late last year.

Tarek Hawshiya, a 30-year-old Lebanese, was arrested on December 18 in connection with the murder.

The driver with ride-hailing giant Uber admitted at the time to strangling Dykes after trying to rape her.

On Thursday, the Lebanese judge tasked with investigating the crime recommended the death sentence for Hawshiya.

Judge Hanna Braidi accused Hawshiya of “raping British diplomat Rebecca Dykes and killing her in the neighbourhood of Achrafieh in Beirut in a premeditated and deliberate act.”

The case will now be sent to Lebanon’s criminal court for trial.

Capital punishment is legal in Lebanon, but there has been an effective moratorium in place since 2004, without any executions carried out despite judgements to that effect.

Dykes was last seen alive on the night of December 15 at a party in Gemmayzeh, a Beirut neighbourhood popular with foreign residents.

According to Braidi’s investigation, she got into Hawshiya’s vehicle shortly after midnight. The car drove through Achrafieh, then stopped on a roadside shortly before 1:00 am.

Agence France-Presse

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