SAUDI ARABIA

Death for ‘Dammam kidnapper’

September 02, 2020
 The Criminal Court in Dammam in the Eastern Province
The Criminal Court in Dammam in the Eastern Province



Saudi Gazette report

DAMMAM — The Criminal Court in Dammam in the Eastern Province awarded the death penalty to the woman, known in the media as “Dammam kidnapper”.

The woman, the main defendant, was convicted of kidnapping newborns from Dammam three decades ago. The court also sentenced a Yemeni man to a 25-year jail term in the case.


The public prosecution pleaded the death penalty for the first three defendants in the case. According to media reports, the “Dammam kidnapper” case is that of a Saudi woman who had kidnapped two boys from a hospital in Dammam in the 1990s, raised them as her own, and reportedly told them they were born out of wedlock.

Police investigations into the babies’ disappearance failed to yield results until suspicions about the identity of the two boys, who are now in their twenties, rose after she tried to apply for their identification cards.

When the woman submitted applications to obtain identification documents for the two men, the authorities conducted the required medical and technical examinations, the results proved no biological relationship between her and them and their lineage to other Saudi families who had previously reported the abduction of their children.


September 02, 2020
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