Saudi national beheaded in Riyadh for murder
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Saudi national beheaded in Riyadh for murder

Riyadh : Saudi Arabia | Jun 11, 2011 at 10:51 AM PDT
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Riyadh: Hanif Otaibi, a Saudi national, was sentenced to death for shooting and stabbing fellow citizen Hilal al-Jaeed during a dispute. He was beheaded in the capital Riyadh, reported Arab News.

The beheading raised to 24 the number of people executed in Saudi Arabia this year. Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under the Muslim kingdom's strict interpretation of Islāmic sharia law.

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