Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Rights group condemns Saudi beheadings

Under Saudi Arabia's strict interpretation of Islamic Sharia law, people convicted of murder, drug trafficking, rape and armed robbery can be executed. It has routinely been criticized by rights groups for its stand on capital punishment and for ignoring a U.N. call last year for a moratorium on executions.

Considering the nature of the crimes and the fact that the punishment for those convicted of such crimes is well known, I'm not sure why this is a story...

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