Kuwait, Mar 30: A Kuwaiti woman was sentenced to death by the Court on Tuesday, Mar 30, for setting her husband's second wedding party on fire, in which 57 women and children were killed.
Judge Adel al-Sager pronounced Nasra Yussef Mohammed al-Enezi guilty of 'premeditated murder and starting a fire with the intent to kill' at Court of First Instance. The appeals court will have to upheld the verdict.
On Aug 15, 23-year-old Enezi set a wedding tent on fire in Jahra, west of Kuwait City, which consisted of only women and children.
The fire engulfed the tent within minutes and led to a stampede. She was arrested on Aug 16, a day after the inferno claimed 57 lives.
Enezi denied her charges in the first hearing which was held in Oct, 2009.
Defence lawyers alleged, Enezi, who was two months pregnant at the time of arrest was forcibly made to undergo abortion by a prison guard with the help of an Asian nurse.
Enezi's lawyers argued that she was not the ex-wife of the groom as has been reported but was still married to the groom when the incident happened, as men are allowed to have more than one wife in this Muslim state.
The couple have two mentally challenged children.