SAUDI BEHEADS INDONESIAN WOMAN CONVICTED OF MURDER
|Beheading in Saudi Arabia
June 18, 2011: An Indonesian woman was beheaded by the sword after being convicted of murdering a Saudi woman, the interior ministry said.
The woman, named Ruyati binti Saboti Saruna, was found guilty of killing Saudi Khairiya bint Hamid Mijlid by striking her repeatedly on the head with a meat chopper and stabbing her in the neck, the ministry said in a statement carried by the official SPA news agency.
The ministry did not elaborate on the motives of the crime, nor it did disclose the relation between the two women. But Indonesian officials say that around 70 percent of the 1.2 million Indonesians working in Saudi Arabia are domestic staff.
The beheading in the western province of Mecca brings the number of executions in the ultra-conservative kingdom this year to 28, according to an AFP tally based on official and human rights group reports. (Sources: AFP, 19/06/2011)