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Mon Jul 12 14:27:59 CDT 2004
Sri Lankan Woman Beheaded in Saudi Arabia
A Sri Lankan woman was beheaded in the Saudi capital Monday for murdering
her employer, the Interior Ministry said.
Bader el-Nisaa Mibari had been convicted of killing Sara bint Mohammed
al-Haqeel, a Saudi woman, after trying to rob her with the help a male
companion, the ministry said.
The statement did not say what happened to the male accomplice.
Monday's execution brings to 7 the number of people executed in the
kingdom this year. Last year at least 52 people, mostly drug smugglers,
Saudi Arabia follows a strict interpretation of Islam under which people
convicted of drug trafficking, murder, rape and armed robbery are
executed. Beheadings are carried out in public with a sword.
(source: Associated Press)
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