Jordan: Death penalty demanded for alleged would-be suicide bomber
The Jordanian public prosecutor has called for the death penalty against alleged would-be suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi over last November's triple bombings of Amman hotels.
"I ask for the death penalty for all of the accused," the prosecutor told the state security court trying the case in the Jordanian capital. Rishawi, an Iraqi woman, was the only one of eight accused to appear in court, with the other seven either on the run or dead.
She pleaded not guilty at an earlier hearing in May.
"The accused voluntarily wanted to kill innocent people in civilian areas where there were many people who felt secure, with the aim of sowing terror," said the prosecutor Sunday, according to AFP. "Jordanians expect your court to do them justice... with the sentence they deserve which is death," he told the court's president.
Rishawi was arrested four days after the bombings, which killed some 60 people, and confessed on state television that she tried but failed to activate an explosives belt at the Radisson SAS hotel.