Saudi Arabia Does 79th Beheading This Year
Our good friends, the Saudis, continue to behead lawbreakers.
According to AFP tallies, that figure compares with 87 for all of last year and adds to what Amnesty International has called a “macabre spike” in the kingdom’s executions of locals and foreigners.
Authorities carried out the death sentence against Hussein al-Omairi in the northwestern region of Tabuk, the interior ministry said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency.
He was guilty of smuggling amphetamines, it said…
Drug trafficking, rape, murder, apostasy and armed robbery are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia’s strict version of Islamic sharia law.