‘I’ve never seen anything like this’: Wisconsin court records reveal zia records on 9/11
NEW YORK, NY—Zia Dargis, the woman who spent nine years as a federal witness in the case against Saudi Arabia, is set to become the first woman in the history of the U.S. to receive a death penalty certificate, a report said Thursday.
Dargi was sentenced in 2011 to die by firing squad for testifying against her former husband, a Saudi national, for the 1998 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York.
The woman who was convicted of being a member of al-Qaeda, and was also found guilty of treason for being part of a conspiracy to overthrow the government of Qatar, was also sentenced to die.
Dagis, who has served 10 years of a life sentence, will become the ninth woman to receive the death penalty in U.N. history.
The first was Japanese national Shigeto Okamoto, who was executed in 1947.
Daganis sentencing was part of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s review of the government’s handling of the 9/12 attacks, which included a probe of Saudi Arabia.
The panel’s top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California, called the sentence “a shocking, unprecedented, and unjustifiable death sentence.”
She called for Darges release on Monday.
“I want to be clear that I have never seen something like this,” she said.
“This is a woman who served her country with honor, dedication, and a sense of decency.
She had a sterling record of integrity and fairness, and I look forward to her being given an opportunity to serve her community.”
The woman is a Saudi citizen who had been living in the United States since 2001.
Her husband, Abdullah Al-Jumail, was a Saudi intelligence operative.
The United States has never executed someone based on the United Nations’ terror sanctions against Saudi Arabian Arabia, but it has tried at least five times to do so.
Saudi Arabia has not commented on the sentence.
DAGIS, 49, was born in Yemen, but she grew up in Texas, the daughter of a Saudi immigrant mother and a Jamaican father.
She grew up with her mother and brother in the Houston suburb of Katy, which was home to a large American Muslim community.
She said she was raised in an atmosphere of suspicion and distrust of Muslims and Americans.
“My parents told me that I should never go out and meet anybody that was not a Muslim, but I did,” she told the Los Angeles Times in 2004.
She also said that she was encouraged to become involved in terrorism by her parents.
“They told me they were going to take care of me,” she recalled.
“It was something that I never thought was going to happen to me.
My parents were very religious and were very strict, but they were also very understanding.”
She was one of seven children in a family of seven siblings.
She married an American man, an Army intelligence officer named Richard Dargies, in 1999.
The couple has two sons, both of whom were born in the U and are U. S. citizens.
Daggeris has also worked as a lawyer in the Middle East.
She began working as a public defender in 2003 and became a partner in a private practice in 2015.
Dagnis was sentenced to death in 2012 by a New York court for the 1994 murder of her husband, an Iraqi national, by an Iraqi police officer.
Daggis, a devout Muslim, claimed that the officer had beaten her, threatened her with a knife, and threatened to kill her.
She was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
She spent years trying to convince the courts to spare her life sentence.
She pleaded guilty in 2009 to lying to a grand jury about the 1994 killing.
The judge in the Daggises case said at the time that he did not think Daggs “had the capacity or the capacity to comprehend what she was actually doing,” the Times reported at the end of May.
The court had previously convicted Daggies of conspiracy to commit murder in 1994 and conspiracy to murder a police officer in 1992.
She did not serve her sentence.
The Washington Post reported that she had been granted clemency in 2016, but a judge has not yet granted her a new trial.
Daguerre said Dargys will be given the chance to seek release on Friday, when she was scheduled to be transferred to the U, where she would be transferred back to the federal prison in Virginia, where her husband currently is being held.