September 10, 2015: An Iraqi convicted of murder became the 132nd person executed in Saudi Arabia this year, the interior ministry said.
Kazim al-Abasi, a sheep herder, was found guilty of killing a Saudi with whom he worked, the ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.
It said Abasi bashed the victim in the head with a hammer while he slept, bound him and tossed him down a hole before fleeing in his car.
Authorities carried out the death sentence in Hafr al-Batin, near Iraq.
According to AFP tallies, 132 foreigners and Saudis have been put to death in the kingdom this year during a surge of executions that compares with 87 for all of 2014.
Source: Agence France-Presse, September 10, 2015
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