Saudi man beheaded after being found guilty of murder
A Saudi man found guilty of murdering a compatriot was beheaded by sword on Monday, the country’s interior ministry said.
Mohammed bin Khamees al-Hantushi al-Enzi shot dead Ibrahim bin Marfu al-Enzi after a dispute and was executed in the city of Hafr al-Batin, AFP says.
Human rights group Amnesty International has criticized the Kingdom’s capital punishment record in the past with what they say is a sharp increase of executions from 27 in 2010, to 82 in 2011, which includes 28 foreigners.
The UN High Commission for Human Rights condemned a “sharp increase in the use of capital punishment,” according to AFP
Under Saudi Arabia’s strict interpretation of Sharia law, rape, adultery, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are punishable by death.
- The Saudi Witch Trial: 73rd Beheading is a Saudi Woman
- Just in time for Easter, Saudi crucifies man accused of murder and sodomy
- No country for poor men: Saudi man beats worker for talking to wife
- An eye for an eye, a spine for a spine? Saudi man sentenced to paralysis
- Black burka widows: Why are Yemeni women killing their husbands?