Man who stabbed two prostitutes in Dubai must see out five-year jail term, Dubai court rules



DUBAI // Prosecutors lost their attempt to have a harsher penalty given to a baker who was jailed for attempted murder after stabbing two prostitutes.

“I was forced to attack them by a number of Bangladeshi men,” said the 22-year-old Afghan, who was sentenced to five years in jail by Dubai Criminal Court.

On the night of March 26, ­police found two women bleeding heavily outside a building in Naif. They were taken to Rashid Hospital where they were treated for wounds to the face, neck and shoulders.

“We then followed blood on the side of the road, which led us to the defendant,” a Yemeni policeman said.

The suspect was bleeding from a deep cut in his thigh.

One of the women, a 30-year-old Bangladeshi, said he began stabbing her and her Indonesian friend as they entered a flat on the first floor of the building.

“He first stabbed me in the head, then face, neck, shoulder and chest. At that point I just fell and saw as he walked towards my friend,” said the prostitute, who was found to have HIV.

The 35-year-old Indonesian said she was stabbed in the head, face, neck, shoulders and back.

No details of motive were given and Dubai Court of Appeal upheld the man’s sentence. He will be deported after serving his term.

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What you as a drone operator need to know

A permit and licence is required to fly a drone legally in Dubai.

Sanad Academy is the United Arab Emirate’s first RPA (Remotely Piloted Aircraft) training and certification specialists endorsed by the Dubai Civil Aviation authority.

It is responsible to train, test and certify drone operators and drones in UAE with DCAA Endorsement.

“We are teaching people how to fly in accordance with the laws of the UAE,” said Ahmad Al Hamadi, a trainer at Sanad.

“We can show how the aircraft work and how they are operated. They are relatively easy to use, but they need responsible pilots.

“Pilots have to be mature. They are given a map of where they can and can’t fly in the UAE and we make these points clear in the lectures we give.

“You cannot fly a drone without registration under any circumstances.”

Larger drones are harder to fly, and have a different response to location control. There are no brakes in the air, so the larger drones have more power.

The Sanad Academy has a designated area to fly off the Al Ain Road near Skydive Dubai to show pilots how to fly responsibly.

“As UAS technology becomes mainstream, it is important to build wider awareness on how to integrate it into commerce and our personal lives,” said Major General Abdulla Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief, Dubai Police.

“Operators must undergo proper training and certification to ensure safety and compliance.

“Dubai’s airspace will undoubtedly experience increased traffic as UAS innovations become commonplace, the Forum allows commercial users to learn of best practice applications to implement UAS safely and legally, while benefitting a whole range of industries.”

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Company name: Almouneer
Started: 2017
Founders: Dr Noha Khater and Rania Kadry
Based: Egypt
Number of staff: 120
Investment: Bootstrapped, with support from Insead and Egyptian government, seed round of
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Lyon: March 1 (from December 1)

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