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A married Egyptian man with three children raped his sister and tried to rape another sister but she managed to flee. Police investigation later revealed he had also raped his wife’s sister and her 12-year-old daughter.
The unnamed man confessed to having committed such crimes but claimed he was drunk when he attacked his victims with a knife.
The prosecutor at a criminal court in the Egyptian capital Cairo demanded the death sentence against the defendant on charges of rape and death threats.
Newspapers in the Arab country said the defendant’s old mother died of a heart attack a few days after learning of her son’s crimes.
They said the man has three sons, including a 16-year-old secondary class student, adding that his divorced sister was visiting her deaf mother when he raped her.
Over 600 Qat trees destroyed in Saudi
Saudi tribal men destroyed more than 600 Qat trees on mountains in the rugged southern areas following appeals by King Abdullah for local residents to combat the drug-like plant grown mostly in nearby Yemen and the Horn of Africa.
Scores of men climbed Manjad mountain in the southern Jazan province close to the border with Yemen early in the morning and removed the trees that had been planted by Qat dealers.
“We have destroyed more than 600 Qat trees in line with instructions from the Monarch. Scores of our men used axes and small bulldozers to destroy the plants.. The operation took the whole day to be completed,” the tribe’s chieftain Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Qaradi said, quoted by Sabq Arabic language daily.
He said Saudis in Jazan and nearby Saudi provinces spend nearly SR6billion (Dh6billion) a year on planting Qat, which is classified as a drug by the World Health Organisation as well as in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf oil producers.
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