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.