SAUDI ARABIA: EGYPTIAN NATIONAL BEHEADED
January 27, 2016: Saudi Arabia beheaded an Egyptian national after sentencing him to death on charges related to robbery and murder.Â
The convicted Egyptian man, identified as Mahmud Jumaa Morsi, was beheaded in the capital Riyadh, the Saudi Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.
The man was found guilty of fatally strangling and robbing a Saudi citizen, the ministry added.
According to AFP tallies, the latest execution brings to 54 the number of locals and foreigners put to death this year.
Saudi Arabia carried out 153Â executions, including 71 foreign nationals,Â in 2015. This number of executions in terms ofÂ annual basis in Saudi Arabia has been unseenÂ since 1995. (Sources: Afp, 27/01/2016)