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Dying penalty upheld for Uber driver who killed British woman


Uber driver who sexually assaulted and killed a British lady has Loss of life PENALTY sentence upheld in Lebanon right after he attempted to attractiveness

  • Tariq Houshieh sentenced to demise in Lebanon in 2019 for the sexual assault and murder of Rebecca Dykes, a British governing administration worker
  • Houshieh, an Uber driver, attacked Ms Dykes as he drove her residence from a night time out with buddies in Beirut then strangled her with his hoodie chord 
  • He appealed death sentence, but was today instructed the punishment will be upheld 

An Uber driver convicted of the brutal sexual assault and murder of a British federal government worker has these days witnessed the demise sentence for her killing upheld. 

Rebecca Dykes, who worked for the Department for Global Advancement, was identified useless beside a road in Beirut 5 several years in the past these days following going missing next a ‘girls night time out’ in the Lebanese capital.  

Tariq Houshieh was uncovered guilty of assaulting Ms Dykes and then strangling her to demise with the chord of his hoodie just before dumping her human body in 2019.

He was sentenced to dying but appealed, with judges today rejecting that appeal. 

Ms Dykes was heading home from a night out with friends in Beirut when Houshieh, her driver, attacked and murdered her before dumping her body

Ms Dykes was heading household from a night time out with friends in Beirut when Houshieh, her driver, attacked and murdered her in advance of dumping her body 

Tariq Houshieh, an Uber driver who sexually assaulted then strangled a British government worker in 2017, has today seen his death sentence upheld

Tariq Houshieh, an Uber driver who sexually assaulted then strangled a British governing administration employee in 2017, has currently viewed his death sentence upheld 

Even so, he is unlikely to face the demise penalty as there is a de-facto moratorium on executions in Lebanon. None have been carried out considering the fact that 2004. 

Houshieh experienced been doing the job as a taxi driver regardless of obtaining a felony document and staying arrested 2 times in the past for alleged harassment and theft.

Next the incident the Federal government of Lebanon urged men and women to avoid applying the business, with just one minister calling it unsafe.

The attack stunned Lebanon’s expat local community, exactly where these attacks are uncommon and foreigners generally truly feel safe and sound.

‘We hope this verdict will carry some closure for Becky’s family members, for the a lot of all over the globe who beloved Becky, and for all people whose lives she touched by her humanitarian work in Lebanon and elsewhere,’ the United kingdom embassy in Beirut mentioned.

Dykes’ relatives, in a independent assertion carried by Lebanon’s state-run National News Company, claimed the last verdict followed numerous delays thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, court personnel strikes and other concerns.

The final ruling is ‘an event to recall Rebecca as a youthful girl who experienced committed her shorter lifetime to the victims of war and distress,’ the assertion explained. 

‘Her relatives had by no means found Rebecca as determined and joyful as she was throughout her stay in Lebanon.’

Immediately after her dying, Dykes’ household and good friends established up a basis in her name ‘dedicated to the creation of stable communities in Lebanon.’


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