Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Saudi Arabia: Two Yemenis executed for robberies

July 4, 2013: Two Yemenis condemned to death for forming an armed gang and for robbery were executed in the Saudi capital, the interior ministry said.

In a statement cited by the official SPA news agency, the ministry said the two were the leaders of a gang whose other members have been sentenced to flogging and prison terms.

A total of 56 people have now been put to death in Saudi Arabia since the start of the year, according to an AFP count.

Source: Agence France-Presse, July 4, 2013