Saudi beheaded after 30 yrs on death row

2013-02-05 20:17
Beheading in Saudi

Beheading in Saudi

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Riyadh - Saudi authorities on Tuesday beheaded a man some thirty years after he was convicted of murder, after his victim's youngest son came of age and agreed to the punishment.

The country's Interior Ministry announced that Abdullah al-Shomari was beheaded in the northern city of Ha'il for beating a man to death some 30 years ago.

A statement from the ministry added that "the death sentence was postponed until the minor heir of the murdered man came of age and agreed with his other heirs to the execution [of the sentence]."

Under the form of Islamic law practised in Saudi Arabia, murder is punishable by death, but the family of the victim can accept monetary compensation instead.

A recording of al-Shomari pleading with the authorities to postpone the execution and intercede with the victim's family was recently circulated on YouTube.

The beheading is the 10th so far this year in Saudi Arabia, which carried out 76 executions in 2012.

- SAPA
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