SAUDI ARABIA: 80TH PERSON BEHEADED THIS YEAR
May 12, 2015: Saudi Arabia carried out its 80th beheading of the year, edging closer to the 87 executions it carried out during all of 2014.
The interior ministry said a Saudi citizen, Rabie al-Sai'ari, had been convicted of trying to smuggle hashish into the kingdom.
He was executed in Najran, a district on the border with Yemen, a ministry statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency said. (Sources: Agence France-Presse, 12/05/2015)