RIYADH: ARAB NEWS
Published — Thursday 31 January 2013
Last update 31 January 2013 6:05 am
Saudi Arabia executed two of its nationals yesterday after they were sentenced to death for separate murders, the Interior Ministry announced.
Marwan Al-Balawi was convicted of stabbing to death compatriot Saif Al-Wabsi during a dispute in Madinah, the Saudi Press Agency quoted an Interior Ministry statement as saying.
SPA also reported that the authorities have beheaded Hussein Al-Yami for having shot dead Hamad Al-Jaafar in the southwestern Najran province.
The executions bring to nine the number of people executed in the Kingdom so far this year.