SAUDI ARABIA. SAUDIS BEHEAD YEMEN MAN FOR RAPE
September 10, 2006: a Yemeni convicted of raping a woman expatriate in Saudi Arabia was beheaded by the sword in the capital Riyadh.
Mohammed bin Abderrahim bin Said bin Ahmed had been found guilty of breaking into an expatriate couple's home and then raping the woman despite her efforts to barricade herself in a room, said an interior ministry statement cited by the official Saudi Press Agency.
His beheading brings to seven the number of executions in the kingdom this year. (Sources: Afp, 10/09/06)