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Saudi women, Yemenis beheaded for murder

2011-10-12 20:52

Riyadh - Two Saudi women and two Yemeni men were executed by the sword on Wednesday for separate murders, the interior ministry said, bringing the number of executions there to at least 62 this year.

Suad bint Hosni al-Enzi and her sister Muna were convicted of murdering Namsha bint Khozaim al-Enzi after breaking into her house, the ministry said in a statement carried by the official SPA news agency.

The first woman stabbed the victim to death while the second held her daughter to prevent her from rescuing her mother, the statement said.

Both women were executed in Riyadh.

In the second case, Yemenis Ali bin Hasan bin Naji al-Hamdi and Molatef bin Mohammed bin Naji al-Hamdi were condemned after storming a house near the Red Sea city of Jeddah and killing an Ethiopian guard, the ministry said.

The pair were executed in Jeddah.

On Tuesday, the UN human rights office expressed distress at Saudi Arabia's execution of 10 men, including eight Bangladeshis, and urged the ultra-conservative kingdom to place a moratorium on the death penalty.

The eight Bangladeshis were beheaded on Saturday for stealing goods from a warehouse and leaving its Egyptian guard to die.

On the same day, two Saudis were also beheaded.

Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under the oil-rich Gulf state's strict interpretation of Islamic shari’ah law.

Comments
  • Lyndatjie - 2011-10-13 07:38

    And now everybody is going to scream blue murder again about human rights. And this while the woman and guard that was killed are still dead. Best deterrent in the world - they won't be able to do it again - now would they?

  • Komasa - 2011-10-13 08:01

    Another 'democracy' recognised by the west.

      Libertador - 2011-10-13 08:56

      Its Slg bastion of democracy, you know the Arab league.

  • Bardy - 2011-10-13 08:26

    We need this kind of justice system in South Africa!

  • Messenger - 2011-10-13 10:58

    "Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under the oil-rich Gulf state's strict interpretation of Islamic shari’ah law." What is APOSTASY doing there!?

  • buzzliteyear - 2011-10-13 11:01

    Be rest assured these will not be repeat offenders and although it will still happen in rthe State as a minority, it will still deter others from doing the same thus saving innocent lives. Thumbs up to them for the protection of innocent citizens. You would all be surprised what a relief it would be to have it here.....as it the past, it served as a very important deterent which worked!

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