SAUDI ARABIA: COURT ORDERS TWO THIEVES' HANDS CUT OFF
May 6, 2014: A Saudi court ordered the severing of the right hands of two thieves accused of stealing sheep in line with Sharia, a newspaper reported.
The court in the southern town of Bisha issued the sentence against the two defendants after they were found guilty of stealing several heads of sheep from a local farm.
The chief judge told the defendants they can appeal the sentence, which was handed down by a three-judge panel.
Sabq Arabic language daily said the sentenced involved the amputation of the rights hands of the two defendants from the wrist. (Source: Emirates 24/7, 07/05/2014)