TWO SAUDI POLICE OFFICERS BEHEADED
February 21, 2009: two Saudi Arabian police officers were beheaded by the sword after being convicted of raping an expatriate woman. Corporal Shaalan bin Nasser al-Qahtani and Lance Corporal Fahd bin Hassan al-Sebeyi were convicted of attacking an expatriate and raping his niece at a checkpoint they were manning in the capital, the Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by SPA state news agency.
They allegedly stopped them late in the night, beat the man up and locked him in a police car and then raped the woman, it added, without revealing the age or nationality of the victims. The two men were arrested shortly after the victims reported them at the nearest police station, it said. (Sources: Ninemsn.com.au, 21/02/2009)