Death Sentence for Al Rabeeh School Janitor
In an earlier newsletter we informed ISR readers about a janitor at Al Rabeeh School, UAE, who was accused of raping a young student in the school kitchen. The child’s teacher had sent her to the office with papers and it is claimed the janitor pulled her into the kitchen and raped her.
The defense argued, “There was no forensic evidence to suggest he had committed the rape and, based on the testimonies of teachers at the school, it was impossible for the rape to have taken place in the kitchen, situated in the school’s administration, without anyone noticing.” The prosecutor argued there was no evidence proving the janitor had not committed the crime as alleged by the child’s mother. Following the incident, Al Rabeeh School fired the school principal, which the prosecutor interpreted to mean that the incident took place. We believe the school just needed to serve out a symbolic lashing for appearances’ sake.