Monday, January 12, 2015

Saudi Arabia Carries out Seventh Beheading in 2015

"Saudi Arabia beheaded on Monday a Myanmar female child-killer, bringing to seven the number of death sentences carried out this year in the conservative Muslim kingdom.

After a trial, Layla bint Abdul Mutaleb Bassim was executed for killing her husband's daughter Kalthoum bint Abdul Rahman bin Ghulam Gadir, aged six, the interior ministry said, quoted by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Authorities identified Bassim – executed in the holy city of Mecca – as holding "Burmese nationality", using the former name for Myanmar, but did not specify if she was from its Rohingya Muslim community."