SAUDI ARABIA: MAN BEHEADED IN RIYADH FOR MURDER
March 16, 2015: A man convicted of murder was beheaded in the Saudi capital Riyadh amid a steep rise in the number of executions in the ultra-conservative Gulf kingdom this year.
The beheading of Saad bin Abdullah al-Jadid, who had shot dead fellow Saudi Abdullah bin Faraj al-Gahtani, took to 45 the number of executions since January 1, according to an AFP count.
His execution was reported by the official SPA news agency, citing an interior ministry statement. (Sources: AFP, 16/03/2015)