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Convicted murderer shouts at Qatar court that confession was coerced

Convicted murderer Badr Hashim al-Jabar said the re-enactment was filmed multiple times, and that the version played in court showed the prosecutor’s narrative, rather than his version of events.

Qatar moves to standardize use of DNA evidence in court

Up until now, it was left to a judge’s discretion as to whether to admit DNA evidence, former Qatari justice minister Najeeb al-Nuaimi told Doha News. However, if passed, the law would require judges to allow DNA evidence to be presented, he said.

Report: Qatar’s court cleared 80 percent of cases filed last year

Some 81,169 cases were brought before the courts in 2013, and decisions were made on about 66,020 of them, according to Supreme Judicial Council figures.
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