By Jennifer Lipman, July 27, 2010
A Yemen court has upheld the death sentence of a Muslim man who murdered a Jew for refusing to convert to Islam.
Father-of-nine Masha Yaish Nahari was killed in December 2008 by a man called Abdel Aziz Yahia al-Abdi.
Mr Nahari’s bloodied body was found riddled with bullets after he was shot repeatedly with an AK-47 assault rifle.
Before the murder al-Abdi reportedly said to the 39-year-old teacher: “Jew, accept Islam’s message”.
Al-Abdi, a former pilot in the Yemeni air force, was found guilty and in 2009 was sentenced to death by firing quad.