MALIAN MAN BEHEADED IN SAUDI ARABIA
August 30, 2008: a Malian man convicted of serial robbery and attempted rape was put to death by the sword in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca.
Hashem Daghali Suma Molla Ismail was found guilty of breaking into a house while drunk and trying to rape a woman before stealing jewellery from her. He was also convicted of stealing from other houses, businesses and cars, the Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by the official SPA news agency. (Sources: Agence France Presse, 30/08/2008)