Saudi Arabia beheads citizen for murder

January 18, 2013 - 2:44:28 am


RIYADH: Saudi Arabia beheaded one of its nationals yesterday after he was convicted of murdering a fellow citizen, the interior ministry announced. Saeed Al Qahtani shot dead Khazmaa Al Qahtani, a woman apparently from his own tribe, due to a dispute between the two, the ministry said in a statement published by the official SPA news agency.

He was beheaded by the sword in the southwestern Aseer region.