Thursday, February 8, the court of Beirut sentenced to death a taxi driver Uber Tarka H., charged with the murder of an employee of the British Embassy.
The body of 30-year-old Rebecca was found on 16 December, near the highway leading from Beirut. The experts found that the woman was raped, and then strangled. The suspect was arrested two days later.
During the investigation it became clear that Rebecca dykes on Friday evening was the farewell party her colleagues from the Embassy, which took place in one of the bars in a secular area of Gemayze, in the North-East of Beirut. She left the bar until midnight with a friend before that told me that her soon to fly to Britain to celebrate Christmas with family.
Apparently, each planted Rebecca in the taxi that was to take her to the district Agraphia (just a mile), where she lived. But, according to police, the driver brought the woman out of the city, raped and killed, hiding the body on the roadside near 4 am on December 17.
The investigation believes that the murder was not politically motivated.
Rebecca dykes worked as a Manager in the Department for international development, British Embassy in Beirut from January 2017. She began service in the Ministry of foreign Affairs in 2010, previously worked in Libya and Iraq, mastered Arabic language.
She grew up in Hong Kong, but attended boarding school Malvern St James Girls in Worcestershire, then studied anthropology at the University of Manchester and international security in Birkbeck College, University of London.