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SAUDI ARABIA: THREE MEN BEHEADED FOR MURDER AND DRUG TRAFFICKING

August 8, 2014: Saudi Arabia beheaded three men for murder and drug trafficking.
A Yemen national was beheaded for sexually assaulting and murdering two Asian housemaids. Awdah Salem was also found guilty of pouring acid on the body of one of the victims and hiding the remains of both women at different locations. He confessed to having persuaded one of the two maids to run away with him during Ramadan after which he killed her and threw the body into an abandoned well in Yanbu sea port in 2007. A year later Salem lured another maid to elope with him to a deserted place. After having sex with her, he hit her on the head with a rock and buried the body on a beach in Yanbu in 2008. Police managed to track down the killer following months of investigation.
On the same day, a Saudi found guilty of drug trafficking and a convicted murderer were beheaded by the sword, the interior ministry announced. The ministry, in statements carried by state news agency SPA, said Eid Al Umairi, found guilty of having dealt with “large quantities of amphetamines”, was executed in the northwestern city of Tabuk. And Meshari Al Otaibi was beheaded in Riyadh for the murder of a fellow Saudi, it said. The beheadings raised to 22 the number of executions so far this year in the state, according to an AFP count based on official reports. (Sources: IANS & AFP, 09/08/2014)

VIETNAM: TEN DRUG SMUGGLERS SENTENCED TO DEATH
SINGAPOREANS SUPPORT DRUG LAWS, BUT ONLY HALF THE COUNTRY’S YOUNG SAY DEATH PENALTY IS APPROPRIATE
IRAN: COURT UPHOLDS IRANIAN'S DEATH SENTENCE FOR KILLING U.S. WOMAN
KUWAIT: THREE BROTHERS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER
ALABAMA (USA): MICHAEL BRANDON SAMRA EXECUTED
NIGERIA: PASTOR, MISTRESS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING NNPC SENIOR STAFF
PAKISTAN: COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE OF THREE CONVICTS
TENNESSEE (USA): DONNIE EDWARD JOHNSON EXECUTED
KENYA: KIRINYAGA HANDS DEATH SENTENCE TO BRAZEN KILLERS
BAHRAIN: TWO MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR SMUGGLING HASHISH
TAIWAN: EU URGES TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
IRAN: MAN HANGED AT MARAGHEH PRISON
BELARUS: SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE IN DOUBLE-MURDER CASE
MALAYSIA: THREE MEXICANS SENTENCED TO DEATH RETURNED TO MEXICO
NIGERIA: MAN BAGS DEATH SENTENCE FOR KILLING BROTHER IN LAGOS
IRAQ: THREE SENTENCED TO DEATH BY SULAIMANI COURT FOR 2013 KIRKUK TAXI MURDERS
BAHRAIN: COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCES AGAINST TWO ANTI-REGIME ACTIVISTS
SOMALIA: PUNTLAND COURT SENTENCES THREE MEN TO DEATH FOR RAPING AND MURDER
EGYPT: TWO SENTENCED TO DEATH OVER CHURCH ATTACK
MALAWI: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING BOY WITH ALBINIM
IRAQ: TERRORIST SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING SOLDIERS AND RAPING WOMEN
GAMBIA: GOVERNMENT COMMUTES ALL DEATH SENTENCES TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT
IRAN: PRISONER EXECUTED AT ARDABIL PRISON FOR MURDER
NIGERIA: 5 PRISONERS TO BE STONED TO DEATH IN BAUCHI
IRAN: MAN HANGED AT TABRIZ PRISON FOR RAPE CHARGES
TAIWAN: DEATH PENALTY FOR SPIES
IRAN: FOUR MEN SECRETLY HANGED ON DRUG RELATED CHARGES IN ARAK PRISON
BELARUS PUTS ON HOLD DEPORTATION OF FOREIGNER WHO MAY FACE DEATH PENALTY IN IRAN
ASIA BIBI, CHRISTIAN CLEARED OF BLASPHEMY CHARGES, LEAVES PAKISTAN FOR CANADA
EGYPT UPHOLDS DEATH PENALTY FOR 13 ON TERROR CHARGES

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