SAUDI ARABIA: CONVICTED KILLER BEHEADED, PUT ON DISPLAY
May 29, 2009: Saudi Arabia executed a man for double murder and displayed his body in public as a deterrent, state media said.
The body of the man, beheaded by sword, was put on a cross in the Saudi capital Riyadh, state news agency SPA said, quoting the interior ministry.
Rights activists said authorities only rarely use this form of deterrent in a bid to stop crimes spreading.
Ahmad Adhib bin Askar al-Shamalani al-Anzi had been convicted of killing a man and his 11-year old son in a shop in Riyadh, SPA said. (Sources: Reuters, 29/05/2009)