Dubai-based Indian couple convicted of starving mother to death loses appeal

A Dubai-based Indian couple, convicted of physically assaulting his mother and unintentionally causing her death, have lost their appeal against a 10-year jail term. The Dubai Court of Appeals on Sunday upheld the ruling of the Court of First Instance. The court found the 29-year-old Indian resident and his wife, 28, guilty of torturing his mother repeatedly, causing her bone and rib fractures.