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Archive for November 3, 2019

Newsline: Lebanon taxi driver sentenced to death over murder of UK embassy worker

A man convicted of the rape and murder of a British embassy worker in Lebanon has been sentenced to death, the country’s state-owned National News Agency reported. In December 2017, a taxi driver picked Rebecca Dykes up from a Beirut bar and drove her to a mountainside motorway where he sexually assaulted and strangled her with a rope. (https://edition.cnn.com/2019/11/01/middleeast/rebecca-dykes-uk-embassy-lebanon-murder-intl-gbr/index.html) Dykes was an employee at the UK Department of International Development at the British embassy in Beirut. She was last seen leaving a bar named “Demo” off of the Gemmayze Street, a popular nightlife spot in the Lebanese capital, the source said. Her body was found in a ditch along a mountain highway near the outskirts of the city.