28 March 2019 :
The Abu Dhabi Cassation Court on 22 December 2018 upheld the death sentence of a Pakistani man for raping and brutally murdering an 11-year-old boy.
The court pronounced the final verdict after a 19-month trial. The Pakistani boy, Azan Majid, was raped and strangled by his uncle in May 2017, on the rooftop of the very apartment building in Abu Dhabi where he lived with his father. The convict was not present in the court at the time of the verdict.
During the Cassation Court trial, the accused, Mohsen Bilal, denied the charges of rape and murder.