SAUDI ARABIA: INDIAN WORKER BEHEADED FOR MURDER
January 30, 2014: An Indian worker convicted of murdering a Saudi was beheaded by the sword in the Riyadh region, the interior ministry said.
Mohammad Latif was found guilty of having beaten to death his sponsor, Dhafer Bin Mohammad Al Dosari, with a sharp object and then dumping his body in a well, it was quoted by state news agency SPA as saying.
A system called ‚Äúkafala‚ÄĚ [in Arabic] gives local sponsors control over foreign workers in the Gulf, often leading to disputes.
Latif‚Äôs execution was the third carried out this year in Saudi Arabia, which beheaded 78 people in 2013, according to an AFP count. (Source: Agence France-Presse, 30/01/2014)