SAUDI ARABIA: SWORD USED TO BEHEAD KILLERS
December 17, 2008: Two men were beheaded by the sword in Saudi Arabia after being convicted of murder.
Saudi Abdullah Ruili was found guilty of the shooting death of an unnamed compatriot and decapitated in the northern border city of Araar, said an interiorÂ ministry statement carried by SPA official news agency.
Mohammed al-Saadi, whose nationality was not given, was convicted of the shooting death of Saudi Ali al-Qahtani and executed in the southwestern city of Bisha, the ministry said.
The beheadings bring to 96 the total number of executions this year in the ultra-conservative Gulf kingdom. (Sources: Afp, 17, 12/2008)