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Saudi convicted of kidnapping and raping minor girls executed

Asim Al-Sahli was found guilty of kidnapping seven girls, taking them home and sexually harassing them in his car and at home

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A Saudi man convicted of kidnapping seven minor girls and sexually harassing them after threatening to kill them was executed in Al-Kharj, Riyadh Province, on Tuesday, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency.

Asim Al-Sahli was found guilty of kidnapping seven girls, taking them home and sexually harassing them in his car and at home.

He also raped some of them after threatening to kill them with a knife, the statement added. He was also found guilty of abducting three other girls

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette on May 20, 2015.