Man charged with murder of Kuwaiti woman, in case that has shocked the Gulf state
The man is accused of abducting Farah Hamza Akbar, stabbing her to death, and dumping her outside the Adan Hospital in Mubarak Al-Kabeer, where she later died from her injuries.
Murder is a capital crime in Kuwait.
At the time of her killing, it was reported by AP that a man had repeatedly harassed the woman after her family rejected his marriage proposal.
Akbar's sister, herself a lawyer, had repeatedly warned the public prosecutor and several police stations that if the man was released her sister's life would be in danger.
After Akbar's death, a video of her sister weeping outside the hospital went viral in Kuwait sparking outrage in the Gulf state.
Her death sparked a wave of peaceful protests in Kuwait and calls for tougher action against gender-based violence.
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