Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Us And Them:

Another One Gets The Chop
Riyadh - A Saudi man convicted of murder was beheaded on Thursday, bringing the total number of executions announced by the ultra-conservative kingdom this year to 102.

Al-Hamidi bin Ghafi bin Dhawi Al-Ghamdi was executed in the south-western town of Khamis Mashit after he was convicted of shooting a man to death following an argument, the official SPA news agency reported.

The numbers of executions so far this year is the highest since 2000, when 113 people were put to death.

Saudi Arabia applies a strict form of Islamic sharia law and executions are usually carried out in public.

Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are capital crimes.


There is a host of other stuff throughout the blog featuring the land of darkness, but in case you missed this one, it's well worth watching.

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