Abu Dhabi woman executed for American teacher’s death

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.