Published — Tuesday 19 June 2012
Last update 19 June 2012 5:04 pm
RIYADH: Four men were executed separately in the Kingdom on Tuesday for crimes including kidnapping and torture, murder and witchcraft, and sorcery, the Saudi Press Agency said.
Two of those executed were Egyptians who were found guilty by a court in Madinah of kidnapping a nine-year-old girl and torturing her for years.
Mohammed bin Nafe and Jamalat bin Nafe, apparently his sister, “kidnapped a nine-year-old girl from the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, torturing and locking her up at their residence for three years and six months,” SPA quoted a Ministry of Interiora statement saying.
“Mohammed has repeatedly raped her throughout this period and the pair were planning to smuggle her out of the country,” it said.
“They had also neglected the health of their children and committed violence against them, leading to the death of two of Mohammed’s sons,” it added.
In a separate statement, the ministry announced the beheading of Ali bin Mohammed Al-Qahtani who shot dead a fellow Saudi, SPA reported. He was executed in the southeastern region of Asir.
In the southern Najran province, authorities executed Muree bin Ali Al-Asiri, also a Saudi, who was convicted of carrying out “witchcraft, sorcery and owning written talismans,” said the ministry in another statement on SPA.
He also “admitted committing adultery with two women,” the ministry said.