Saudi beheads citizen who tortured, killed Indonesian maid
Shayea al-Qahtani was found guilty of killing the maid by beating her with a cane
Saudi authorities executed a citizen on Tuesday after convicting him of sexually harassing and brutally murdering his Indonesian maid.
Shayea al-Qahtani was found guilty of killing the maid by beating her with a cane and pouring boiling water over her, the interior ministry said.
Today, Saudi Arabia executed two of its nationals, bringing to 67 the number of Saudis and foreigners executed in the kingdom this year despite activists' concerns.
Sulaiman al-Jahni, convicted of trafficking amphetamines, was executed in the northern region of Jawf, the interior ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.
Authorities in the east separately beheaded Faisal al-Utaibi, who was convicted of murder.
The surge of executions in the kingdom this year compares with 87 death sentences carried out in all of 2014, according to AFP tallies.
Drug trafficking, rape, murder, apostasy and armed robbery are all punishable by death in the Kingdom which argues the death penalty acts as a deterrent.