ABU DHABI -- Death row in the United States means years of appeals and serious process, but that doesn't happen everywhere. Take the United Arab Emirates, where a woman was just killed, two weeks after her guilty verdict came down.
Alaa al-Hashemi, a 30-year-old mom of six, was convicted of murdering 47-year-old American teacher (and fellow mom) Ibolya Ryan with a butcher knife in an upscale Abu Dhabi shopping mall's restroom last year. She was also found guilty supporting terrorist networks and planting a bomb outside an American doctor's apartment--which miraculously, never went off.
Al-Hashemi's verdict reportedly was not eligible for appeal.
Executions are rare in the Emirates. They are usually by firing squad.