Saudi beheads citizen for murder

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RIYADH—Saudi authorities beheaded one of its citizens on Sunday after he was convicted of shooting dead a fellow national, the interior ministry announced.

Khalid al-Nufayie shot dead Ward al-Zuwaibi “over a dispute between the two,” the ministry said in a statement carried by state news agency SPA.

Nufayie was beheaded by the sword in the western province of Taef, it said.

His beheading brings to 73 the number of people executed so far this year in the ultra-conservative kingdom, where 79 people were put to death in 2011, according to Amnesty International.

Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under its strict version of sharia, or Islamic law.

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  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Here in our country we conduct different proceedings.  We scout for headless bodies, usualy from showbiz, attach coconuts to give them heads, then elect them to high public offices.  Then, after a while, we clamor that they be beheaded for being thick-skulled.

  • Luthmar

    Phil. should do the same for those who rape and kill children (below 17 years old).

    Rape and murder is quite rampant.  Can our lawmakers pass a bill to reactivate capital
    punishment?

  • GuestUzer

    What if he killed other nationality, will he still be beheaded?

    • opinyonlangpo

      Yes. But usually they can pay generously for forgiveness to save their necks.

  • charlie_oscar

    Islam is 17th century death cult !

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