SAUDI ARABIA: TWO SAUDIS EXECUTED FOR RAPING BOY, MURDER
June 22, 2009: two Saudi Arabian men have been recently executed for rape, murder.
The first Saudi Arabian man was beheaded on June 21 in the central city of Unaizah after being convicted of kidnapping and raping a boy. Faleh al-Mozaiberi left the boy in the desert after raping him, the Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by the official SPA news agency. The boy's fate was not disclosed.
The second Saudi Arabian man was beheaded on June 18 by the sword in the southwestern region of Asir after being convicted of murdering a compatriot. Ali bin Gheithan al-Harithi was found guilty of stabbing Abdullah bin Namshan al-Harithi to death in a dispute, said a statement carried by SPA state news agency. (Sources: Agence France Presse, 18/06/2009; Agence France Presse, 21/06/2009)