Saudi man beheaded for sexual assault

2011-07-15 20:07

Riyadh - A Saudi man was beheaded on Friday in Tabuk in the ultra-conservative kingdom's north after being convicted of sexually assaulting another man's wife, a statement from the interior ministry said.

Adel bin Mohammed Assiri forcibly entered the man's apartment and assaulted the man's wife, hitting her, photographing her naked and attempting to rape her, said the statement carried by the official SPA news agency.

His execution brings to 32 the number of people beheaded in Saudi Arabia this year, according to an AFP tally based on official and human rights group reports.

On June 10, London-based watchdog Amnesty International called on Saudi Arabia to stop applying the death penalty, saying there had been a significant rise in the number of executions in the previous six weeks.

It said 15 people were executed in May alone.

In 2009, the number of executions reached 67, compared to 102 in 2008.

Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia's strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law.

  • Realist72 - 2011-07-15 20:30

    Mmm... Religion of peace hey ...

      za101 - 2011-07-15 20:37

      This man raped and assaulted a lady. You think we need to console the person guilty of the crime?

      Imran - 2011-07-15 21:24

      how many on death row in usa?

      zaatheist - 2011-07-16 04:37

      I wonder what they did to the wife. Savagely stoned her to death I suppose.

      catter54 - 2011-07-16 07:55

      A country is not a religion , neither is one person. Remember apartheid perpetrated under the cloak of the NG Kerk

      anti crime - 2011-07-16 08:01

      whatever works for them, they sort their crime out swiftly....i like that....Go Saudi

      The huntchback - 2011-07-16 10:21

      @Realist72 What a fool you are, In punishing the culprit we are securing the safety of the entire population a secured society = PEACE, an unsafe society (which is a direct result of no corperal punishment)= NO PEACE so yes Islam is the Religion of Peace

  • Banned - 2011-07-15 21:21

    The last government on earth with any balls left. Viva Saudi Arabia. You welcome to run South Africa anytime...

      Totman - 2011-07-15 21:26

      Sorry, they will not be interested. There are no companies that can make swords for them so fast, keeping in mind in what is going on here and the population growth.

      Kishore Doodnath - 2011-07-16 10:27

      Balls!!! This is the same government that is financing terror movements everywhere in the world. Their own kind is starving in Somalia but I don't see them rushing in with aid. Financing terror is more important.

      The huntchback - 2011-07-16 10:50

      There is not a country in the world today whose hands are not dirty when it comes to financing so called terrorist, America is the leader of them all (thats why they are crumbling under debt). Remember one mans terrorrist is anothers freedom fighter!

  • adrian.bruwer - 2011-07-15 21:33

    What's worse, the insane levels of unpunished crime in South Africa or the brutal beheading of criminals in Saudi? Mmm, it took me 0.25 seconds to make up my mind. You still thinking?

  • Doug - 2011-07-15 22:12

    Let's have the same here! Agree 100%.

  • meelo - 2011-07-15 22:22

    Finally some people seeing the logic behind the punishment. Lets talk about the thousands of women who are raped and never see justice

  • Nirvan - 2011-07-15 22:40

    Brutal. But that's why they can go to bed with their doors unlocked, unlike here. Off with their heads!

  • Foxie911 - 2011-07-15 23:35

    Pity the same cannot be done here with rapists - and have thieves' hands lopped off. Mind you, rapists should be 'deknackered' in public without anaesthetic and then branded on the forehead with the word RAPIST, after which he should be let loose among the public who will deal with him in a VERY appropriate way. As for thieves - just think how many felons would be minus a hand - thousands!!! Guaranteed, with punishment like that to fit the crime, the crime rate will fall by at least 90%...

      Lang Henning - 2011-07-16 09:01

      May I remind you that according to recent statements by our up and coming politicians then all of the white population will be walking around sans hands?

  • Steffen - 2011-07-16 05:28

    Jeez, If this was law in SA, we would save the tax payers millions.., or govt officials will be able to pocket so much more. Someone should pitch the idea to Juliass.

  • bryan hurd - 2011-07-18 10:09

    An eye for an eye,yet they go to new india"britain" and its game on,what a bunch of nutters

      daaivark - 2011-07-18 10:24

      "new india britain"? What on earth are you talking about?

  • pramodkaimal - 2011-08-13 08:50

    Beheading is a wonderful method of executing TRUELY Totally UNSOCIAL being, rather than working and Paying for HIS jail accommodation for His life time. BUT HOW to determine a TOTALLY UNSOCIAL being, WHAT method are these ARABS using to determine ??? ??

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