SAUDI ARABIA: FOUR SAUDIS EXECUTED FOR MURDER AND DRUG TRAFFICKING
April 30, 2015: Four Saudis were executed between April 28 and 30 in three different cities, bringing to 72 the number of death sentences carried out in 2015.
On April 28, Faris al-Qahtani was beheaded in the province of Abha after being convicted of shooting dead a compatriot, Hadi al-Yami, and stealing his money and car.
On April 30, authorities executed Fayez al-Atwi in Riyadh after his conviction for gunning down a security man while he was on duty.
On the same day, Abdullah al-Balawi was beheaded for stabbing his father to death, while Abdullah al-Ruwaili was executed after being found guilty of "smuggling a large amount of banned amphetamine pills." Both Balawi and Ruwaili were executed in the city of Tabuk. (Sources: Agence France-Presse, 28/04/2015; 01/05/2015)