SAUDI ARABIA: WOMAN EXECUTED FOR BURNING HUSBAND TO DEATH
October 19, 2011: A Saudi woman convicted of burning her husband to death was beheaded today, the interior ministry said.
Ghazala bint Nasser al-Balawi was condemned to death after being found guilty of killing Ali al-Shehri by pouring petrol in his house, setting it on fire after having locked the man inside asleep, it said in a statement carried by SPA state news agency.
Her beheading in Riyadh brings the number of executions this year in the kingdom to 65. (Sources: AFP, 19/10/2011)