Saudi Beheaded for Killing Compatriot
A Saudi national convicted of murdering a compatriot was beheaded on Friday, raising to at least 106 the number of executions announced in the Gulf Arab state this year, the interior ministry said.
Ahmad bin Mutrak bin Abdullah al-Otaibi, whose execution by the sword was carried out in the Riyadh region, had clubbed Hammoud bin Mohammad bin Dhaifallah al-Otaibi to death with a stick and stones.
Under a strict version of Islamic laws, the Saudi kingdom imposes the death penalty on people found guilty of murder, rape, apostasy, armed robbery, drug trafficking and repeated drug offences -- RIYADH (AFP)
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