SAUDI ARABIA. MAN BEHEADED FOR MURDER IN ARAR
May 11, 2008: a Saudi Arabian national was beheaded by the sword after being convicted of killing a compatriot. Eid bin Hajmahuj al-Shimari was found guilty of shooting dead Ghoneim bin Shoshan al-Shimari with a machine-gun, the Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by the SPA state news agency.
He was executed in the northern town of Arar near the border with Iraq. (Sources: Agence France Presse, 11/05/2008)